Tag Archives: Bob Scott’s bothy

From failure to magic in the Cairngorms

In the Cairngorms even the failed weekends can turn out to be memorable – and for all the right reasons too. I’d set out from work on Friday, heading up to Bob Scott’s Bothy with the intention of going out to … Continue reading

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Cairngorm National Park recognition for bothies

The skill, hard work and dedication of many Cairngorm bothy volunteers was recognised at the Cairngorms National Park Design Awards this week. Three of the area’s bothies, all renovated since the last design awards in the Park, were nominated. Although … Continue reading

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Cairngorms flood report

2015 ended badly in Deeside, with major flooding affecting Braemar and Ballater and causing damage to roads and bridges. However the mountain areas appear to have escaped relatively lightly. An outline update of Storm Frank flood damage from Cairngorms.co.uk, updated … Continue reading

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On the hopelessness of trying not to climb a hill

Apologies to regular inhabitants of the ukbothies forum, but I just came across this wee story I posted on there two or three years back and, in my own modest way, rather liked it. So here it is, for your … Continue reading

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Cairngorm memories on the BBC

Just a quick post to recommend a BBC Radio Scotland programme. ‘Our Lives’ episode 5 was about the Deeside Cairngorms, with particular mentions of the Slugain Howff and Bob Scott and his bothy. Some great reminiscences about the Howff from … Continue reading

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A new stove for Bob Scott’s Bothy

After more than a year of fundraising and delays in the work getting done due to the depth of snow on the track, the new stove has finally been installed at Bob Scott’s Bothy. A day and a half of … Continue reading

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