Hutters’ Rally – full programme available now! 

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now for the Hutters’ Rally on 12th July in Glasgow at Maryhill Burgh Hall

graeme purves pic of carbeth hut9am       Arrive and Register at Maryhill Burgh Hall
9.30am   An introduction to the campaign from Ninian Stuart, Thousand Huts campaigner
9.40am   A lively slideshow about Scotland’s largest hutting site. By Alan Graham of Carbeth Hutters Community. Followed by a short visual presentation introducing the opportunity for new hutting in Scotland. By Karen Grant, Thousand Huts campaigner
9.55am    Huts as connection with nature and community – a rallying cry by campaigner Alistair McIntosh
10.10am    A new hutting movement for Scotland? – Broadcaster and campaigner Lesley Riddoch explores the parallels between Scotland and Norway, takes a look at Scotland’s hutting history and presents some ideas on what a future hutting movement for Scotland could look like.
10.25am  Panel on the future of hutting in Scotland – open to questions from the floor. Chaired by Lesley Riddoch. The Panel will include planning consultant Anne Cunningham, Writer and Carbeth Hutter Gerry Loose, forestry consultant and Thousand Huts campaigner Donald McPhilimy, and writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh.
11.15am    Break for teas, coffees and biscuits. A chance to sign up for the Discussion Sessions.
11.40am     Discussion sessions. Participants will have a chance to choose two 45-minute sessions to join during this part of the day. These will take the shape of informal facilitated group discussions each for up to 12 people. They will include:
Huts and building regulation – with Peter Caunt of Quercus Rural Building Design
Building your own hut – with architect Sam Foster
Carbeth Hutters Community – with Writer and Carbeth Hutter Gerry Loose
Ask the planner: Advice and discussion – with Planning Consultant Anne Cunningham
Huts and land rights – with Alastair McIntosh
Huts on public, private and community land- hutters’ and landlords’ needs.– with Donald McPhilimy
Access to land for hutting: What are your options? – t.b.c.
Hutting and ecological sustainability – with sculptor and environmentalist Jeremy Cunningham
Building the hutting movement in Scotland – with Ninian Stuart
The Economics of Hutting: For those considering setting up a hutting site – with Alan Graham, Treasurer at Carbeth Hutters Community
Off Grid Living – t.b.c.
1.30pm   Lunch Tickets are available for lunch by advanced online purchase only, as we need to notify our caterers of numbers a fortnight before the event. You can buy your ticket at
2.30pm    Site visit to Carbeth Hutting Community. We’ve booked a double-decker bus!  Places are limited, so please buy your ticket at
We’ll be hosted by a team of volunteers from Carbeth who will let us see some of the historic and newer huts. Carbeth is at a beautiful location on the West Highland Way, just north of Glasgow. It has been a hutting site since the 1920s, when it was set up to benefit the industrial workers of Clydebank and Maryhill. There are still 140 huts there, and last year the hutters managed to buy the land as a Community Trust.
6.30pm  The bus will arrive back to Maryhill Burgh Community Hall, Glasgow.

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