The Mountain Bothies Association has announced ownership of Glenpean Bothy in the Western Highlands of Scotland, originally an estate cottage.

It was one of the earliest renovation projects undertaken by the MBA and has been maintained  as an open shelter since 1968.

The MBA is a charity that undertakes the restoration and maintenance of a number of old cottages, huts and similar buildings throughout the wilder parts of Scotland, England and Wales for use as open shelters for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Glenpean Bothy was latterly owned by the charity The Bothy Trust, who indicated to the MBA in late 2017 that they wished to relinquish that ownership and asked if the MBA would be able to take it on.

The MBA say they are “delighted” to ensure the future of this open shelter which sits in the midst of wild and remote country, in an area which is popular for hill walking and other outdoor activities.

Glenpean becomes the second bothy to be transferred into MBA ownership following Over Phawhope in the Scottish Borders.

Apart from Over Phawhope and now Glenpean, all of the buildings are maintained with the agreement and encouragement of their owners.