Over 50 volunteers from 8 different countries have completed a major renovation of Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern.

The work included the removal and replacement of the existing roof, renovation of the wall heads, lime pointing of both external and internal walls and improvement to the building’s interior. The work took 32 days with varying numbers of volunteers on site at any one time. As well as the UK, volunteers came from Norway, Holland, Germany, Greece, Spain, the USA and New Zealand

“Without their effort, this project would not have happened,” said Peter Rowell, MBA Area Organiser for Southwest Highlands and Islands. “We are also extremely grateful to the owners of the building, Ardtornish Estate, for allowing us to undertake the project, for their financial assistance with the construction materials and for the considerable practical assistance that they provided.”

Leacraithnaich bothy is on the Ardtornish estate near Lochaline in Morvern. It has been maintained by the MBA  (Mountains Bothies Association) since 1983.

Photo by Peter Rowell, MBA