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‘Huts in Place': a fantastic event as part of Archifringe

Last weekend, an event called 57 degrees North: Huts in Place was held as part of Archifringe, there were two days of huts, bothies, cultural adventures and workshops based at Abriachan forest classroom. You can listen to audio of the various … Continue reading

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Scottish Government cuts red tape for new wave of huts

  As part of a plan to revive hut culture in Scotland, new legislation has come into force on 1st July 2017 to make it easier for people to build a simple hut for recreational use. The Scottish Government has … Continue reading

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Seminar report: From our event for landowners and managers considering developing a hut site on their land

Report prepared by Neil Hutson A Historic Milestone FOLLOWING the recent success of planning regulation changes at the end of 2016, Reforesting Scotland held a one day landowners’ seminar in late April at the Falkland Centre for Stewardship in Fife. … Continue reading

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Calling all landowners and land managers: Are you interested in creating a hut site?

Are you a landowner or manager considering developing a hut site on your land? Then we would like to hear from you; whether you are from the private sector, community sector or public sector. We have a list of over 850 … Continue reading

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Just one day left – Carbeth needs your help!

The Carbeth Hutters are asking for your help. They have the chance to purchase some remaining land within the hutting site which would allow them to increase the benefit to all the users of the site. They have been working to … Continue reading

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Huts, the planning system and building regulations

There has been some confusion in the press recently about the regulatory requirements for planning permission and hut construction. Here is a summary of the current situation for those wishing to build new huts: There IS a requirement to apply for … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the papers! Huts DO still need planning permission

Some of you may have seen this weekend’s article about hutting in The Observer newspaper – a full page of enthusiastic support for hut life. Unfortunately, however, the reporter has made the common mistake of confusing planning and building regulations – and wrongly … Continue reading

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Scottish Government announces plans to exempt huts from building regs

  Following overwhelming support in the recent consultation, the Scottish Government has published its plans to create a new building type in the building regulations to exempt huts and bothies up to 30m2. In a new report following their consultation … Continue reading

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Ten ways to keep hutting affordable for all: it’s possible but it needs us all to make the effort…

Thanks to the changes in planning policy the door is open for new hut sites, and we very much hope that this Autumn will bring an announcement from the Scottish Government about exemptions for huts from most building regulations. These … Continue reading

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Hutters’ Rally: Hear all about it on BBC Scotland Out of Doors

This week’s Hutters’ Rally was a fantastic coming together of hut enthusiasts for site-visits, workshops and action planning. It co-incided with the visit to Scotland of Californian small build guru, Lloyd Kahn. The BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors team are … Continue reading

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