The Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) has announced a major refurbishment of Ruigh Aiteachain bothy (popularly known as the Feshie Bothy) in the Cairngorm National Park, is now underway
Ruigh Aiteachan bothy is situated in Glen Feshie, GR NN 8472 9281. The work to be undertaken will include the addition of a stone built porch which will house a flight of stairs leading to sleeping accommodation on the upper floor, a new floor downstairs, and the installation of built-in bunks and wood burning stoves.
The MBA has around 3,800 members, and, with the consent and support of their owners, 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.
This renovation has been planned for some time and will see some big improvements to the bothy. As a consequence the bothy is now unavailable for use whilst work is carried out by professional contractors on behalf of the owners, Glenfeshie Estate.
It is hoped that the work will be completed later in September. Further information will be issued when the exact reopening date is known.
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