Old Glennan Bothy

Argyll

The conversion of a beautiful ruin next to a standing stone involved unusual complexities in obtaining Scheduled Monument and other consents for this bothy which has no access, water or drainage and has been a self-build project.

An immediate appreciation that the bothy had once been a significant building (a Tackman's house) and a careful examination of the site revealed a history much longer and more complex than had been understood before and allowed Historic Scotland to give consents.

The alterations provide a full height single-roomed space with sleeping platforms and a separate bathroom. From a distance the building looks as it might have once appeared, but close up it is evident that it is an extensive contemporary alteration.  When in use, large shutters open to reveal a glass wall which frames a wonderful view down the glen internally.

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