The Gleann Dubh Lighe bothy. Photo: John Ferguson CC-BY-SA-2.0

The Gleann Dubh Lighe bothy. Photo: John Ferguson CC-BY-SA-2.0

Walkers are being warned a Highland bothy is out of action after it burned down.

The Mountain Bothies Association said it was told the Gleann Dubh Lighe shelter in the western Highlands has been completely destroyed by fire.

The association, which has cared for the building since 2005, said: “Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that they attended an incident in the early hours of 31 August and that the building has been totally destroyed.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt and the cause would appear to be entirely accidental.

“Further updates will be issued when we have a clearer understanding of the situation. It is too early to say if the bothy will be rebuilt. For now, there is no bothy in Gleann Dubh Lighe.”

The bothy lay about 5km (3 miles) east of Glenfinnan on the Fassfern estate, north of the A830 Road to the Isles.

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