A map to share information, stories and images of Scottish Mountain Bothies. Click on the circular markers to see details for each bothy.
Bothies are buildings in remote locations that provide basic shelter to outdoor enthusiasts. Many are maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association. They are governed by a code of expected behaviour, please follow it.
The majority of these photos and comments I collected while on a bicycle tour around the Highlands and Islands MBA bothies in the summer of 2012. Some things will have changed since then.
Users are welcome to add new bothies to the map or improve details for existing bothies via the comments section for each bothy. If adding a new bothy, please consider the impact that publicity might have.
Books about bothies on Amazon:
Scottish Bothy Bible (2017) By Geoff Allan
The Book of the Bothy (2015) by Phoebe Smith
Bothy Culture (2013) by George T. Mortimer
Mountain Days and Bothy Nights (2008) by Ian R. Mitchell
Other books you might be interested in:
Wild Guide Scotland (2017) by Kimberley Grant et al.
Feral (2014) by George Monbiot (this book has nothing in particular to do with bothies but it's an interesting discussion of issues directly relevant to land use in Scotland)
The MBA website is the best source of information about bothies (link below) there is now also an alright map of MBA bothies in the UK. The MBA welcomes reports on the condition of bothies.
Map created by Alexander
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