New bothy opens at Glen Kinglas
THE Mountain Bothies Association has opened a new unit in Glen Kinglas in Argyll.
Thanks to the efforts of 50 volunteers over a three-week period, the building known as Abyssinia, on Strone Estate, has been converted into a bothy and is now available for use.
There are still a few jobs left to do, including unblocking the chimney, and it is hoped these will be tackled during the summer. In the meantime, guests are advised not to use the fire.
Among the mountains that can be climbed from it are the Munros Beinn Ime, Ben Vorlich, Beinn Narnain and Ben Vane, as well as Corbetts such as the Cobbler, Beinn Luibhean and Binnein an Fhidhleir.
Founded in 1965, the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) exists to maintain remote buildings for which the owner has little or no use, yet remain important to walkers and others who make use of the shelter they provide.
The single-storey bothy is situated 4km up a private estate road. Visitors are asked not to take vehicles onto the estate road and, during the stalking season, to comply with advice which will be posted both at the road end and in the bothy.
The MBA thanked the landowner of Strone Estate.
The bothy is now available for use by walkers and climbers.