Gleann Dubh-lighe Bothy Re-opens

Gleann Dubh-lighe bothy, which was destroyed by fire in 2011, has been rebuilt and is once again available to walkers heading for Streap.

Gleann Dubh-lighe bothy, pre-fire, 197 kb
Gleann Dubh-lighe bothy, pre-fire
© Mountain Bothies Association

With considerable assistance from the owners, Fassfern estate, volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) have spent the last few weeks bringing the building back to life.

Only the walls were left standing following the blaze, which resulted from a faulty seal on a screw-in gas cylinder that allowed gas to escape under high pressure and be ignited by a candle. No one was injured but the building was largely destroyed.

Now it has been re-roofed, and windows, doors and a timber floor installed. It has been sub-divided into two rooms and a sleeping platform is being built. The bothy has been rebuilt in memory of Nicholas Randall.

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