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Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 12:33 pm
by Mark Graham
Is apparently now closed as a bothy but available to rent as a holiday cottage.
I understand the owners got fed up with irresponsible users leaving rubbish behind etc (no suggestion that this was kayakers).

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:17 pm
by MikeB
Quite. Same with An Cladach bothy on Islay - https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/2021 ... ed-by-mba/

This said, there are a number of private bothies - one on the Morven coast comes to mind. I can't say I'd look forward to telling someone turning up that they couldn't come in as we'd booked the place. This said, Penameanach has been problematic for years. There is much chatter in MBA circles about the "Bothy Bible" and whether it has been a contributory factor.

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:35 pm
by adventureagent
"Bothy" -

You brits have a whole other English language to we Canadians. I've had to look up the meaning of so many words on this site, I feel like I'm taking English as a second language. Keeps me entertained, literate, and learning . Thanks for all the knowledge enhancements.

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:56 pm
by mcgruff
The best way to describe a bothy is to think of a posh hotel.

Then take out all the beds. And all the furniture - except for a few DIY wooden benches. Remove the bar and the toilets. Rip up all the carpets. Disconnect gas, water and electricity. Add some mice.

That's a bothy.

You still have a roof and (probably) a fireplace. There can be something magical about the simplicity - especially when that's the only available shelter in a big, empty landscape a day's walk away from the nearest road. Out in the wilds, a bothy *is* a posh hotel.

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:24 pm
by ChrisJK
For Canadians a Bothy is also a gardener or estate worker's accommodation.

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:40 pm
by Sean_soup
adventureagent wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 5:35 pm
"Bothy"
A simple shelter, usually (but not exclusively) in Scotland and mostly fairly remote. They're generally former farm buildings that are maintained by volunteers and left unlocked for anyone who turns up to use them. At a minimum you get walls and a roof to keep the wind and rain out. Many have a sleeping platform and a fireplace as well, some of the fancy ones have several rooms and even a rudimentary toilet. (The others have a spade to take for a little walk away from the bothy and whatever the water source is.)

Most but not all are maintained by the MBA: https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/bothies/faq/

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:54 pm
by Owen
At the moment all bothies are closed due to the plague.

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:58 pm
by ChrisJK
I am a gardener and was aware of a bothy as a gardener's shed well before I ever head of it's use as a travellers refuge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bothy#:~: ... %20caravan.

According to Wiki the Queen has one but not for her own use obviously (citation needed)

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:02 pm
by Ceegee
mcgruff wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 5:56 pm
Remove the bar and the toilets. Rip up all the carpets. Disconnect gas, water and electricity. Add some mice.

That's a bothy..
Mice? Luxury! We used ta dream o' havin mice. We had ta contend wi rats the size o'cats!

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:14 pm
by MikeB
mcgruff wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 5:56 pm
The best way to describe a bothy is to think of a posh hotel.

Then take out all the beds. And all the furniture - except for a few DIY wooden benches.
My goodness - get you and yer poshness! Benches indeed! :-)

Re: Peanmeanach

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:16 pm
by mcgruff
The bothy rats are big and fat.
As big as dogs. As big as cats.
They feast on deer. They feast on sheep.
And bothiers when they fall asleep.