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 get funds together for this for some time. Now they have only 1 day left to raise the remaining money they need. They are nearly there, but they need more. If you would like to help them with a donation, you can do so here.
The money raised, added to their own hard-saved funds, will allow them to buy the remaining parcels of land which sit in and around Carbeth Hutting areas. This once-in-a-lifetime offer includes the site of an historic droving inn and two large fields in the middle of the hutting areas. With this new land, not only would they protect the future of Carbeth Hutting, but they could develop new initiatives to support this special tradition, including: a memorial woodland, wood school, hutting museum and unique off-grid visitor centre. It would allow them to see off the real threat of a private property developer.
In 2013, after fourteen years of a land dispute, Hutters bought-out the land they occupied for themselves, their families and visitors from around the world. These are not wealthy people, but a genuinely diverse community from areas of Glasgow and Clydebank with historic connections to Carbeth and from further afield.They are builders, artists, carers, youth workers, trades unionists, teachers, reformed addicts. They are also fun, enterprising, welcoming and passionate. And they need your help.
Carbeth has had a special place in Scottish history for nearly one hundred years. Now is the time you can join their story and put the final piece of the jigsaw in place as part of their centenary celebrations.
Every donation, no matter how small will help them to fully secure
Carbeth for future generations!