What is a Bothy...?

A bothy is a basic shelter, particularly common in the Scottish Highlands but related buildings can be found around the world.  A bothy was also a semi-legal drinking den in the Isle of Lewis. These, such as Bothan Eòrapaidh, were used until recent years as gathering points for local men, and were often situated in an old hut or caravan. Most bothies are ruined buildings which have been restored to a basic standard, providing a windproof and watertight shelter. They vary in size from little more than a large box up to two-storey cottages.


Bothy code;
-Bothies are used entirely at your own risk

-Make other visitors welcome.
-Report any damage to whoever maintains the bothy.

​​-Leave the bothy clean and tidy with dry kindling for the next visitors.





A small and unique neighbourhood wine bar situated on the cusp of highbury and islington, finsbury park and stoke newington    -    this little hide away is an ideal escape from the outside world, a place to taste rare and delicious wines along with seasonal dishes. Recently teamed up with the fabulous Chinese Laundry- book for your dining experience! ​

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