All the MBA bothies remain closed to the public. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

All the MBA bothies remain closed to the public. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The charity that looks after more than a hundred rudimentary hill shelters said they remain closed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Mountain Bothies Association said the 105 huts and two emergency shelters would stay out of use for the public.

It said: “Although some Covid-19 restrictions are being eased, we would like to reiterate that all MBA-maintained bothies remain closed to visitors.

“At present, it seems unlikely that they will be able to re-open until such time as government guidance permits public gatherings in enclosed spaces without the need for social distancing.

“We are of course keeping the situation under close review and if there is any change or indeed any further information that becomes available we will provide further advice on our website and on our Facebook page.”

The charity maintains 86 free-to-use bothies in Scotland, 12 in northern England and nine in Wales.

The association announced in March that all the buildings were closed to public use because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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