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A chance in a lifetime to own a hut at Carnock Woods

Carnock Wood, managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), is the first hutting site of the new era to be given planning permission.   It is the pilot site of the Thousand Huts campaign and it has been a fascinating journey getting … Continue reading

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Come to the 2017 Hutters’ Rally on 18 November in Edinburgh

Have you ever wanted your own wee place in the country? A weekend retreat for you, your family and friends? Millions of Scandinavians have that, but almost nobody in Scotland. Well, there’s a revolution brewing that’s going to make it possible, … Continue reading

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Huts, planning permission and building regulations

Here is a summary of the new framework for huts in relation to planning permission and building regulations for those wishing to build new huts: You must apply for planning permission to build a hut. However, the Scottish Planning Policy published in … Continue reading

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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 came into force on 1st July 2017 to make it easier for people to build a simple hut for recreational use. The Scottish Government has created a … 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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