Huts: A Place Beyond: Events, Connections and Book Offer!


Join our online event to celebrate the launch of Lesley Riddoch’s new book on hutting, and explore just how all our hutting dreams can come true in Scotland. Lesley will set the whole hutting discussion in context with a look at the history of hutting in Scandinavia and Scotland, then a panel of hut experts will be on hand to answer questions. We can help you find all the information you need to begin your own hutting journey, as well as ways to connect with other hutters and would-be hutters.

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SPECIAL OFFER! ‘Huts: A Place Beyond’ – Lesley Riddoch is offering a discount on her new book for Thousand Huts supporters

Lesley Riddoch has just completed a PhD comparing the hutting traditions of Scotland and Norway and published a book full of stories about her own experience as a lone hutter in Aberdeenshire and travels amongst the hytter of Norway.

Huts, a place beyond also traces the history and struggles of Scotland's hutters and our own lost heritage of but 'n' bens.

You can buy a signed copy of the book before this week’s zoom event with free postage by using the code 1000Huts in the checkout procedure - and postage is FREE on any other books you buy in the same order - Riddoch on the Outer Hebrides, McSmorgasbord and Blossom, what Scotland needs to flourish.

Reviews of Huts, a place beyond;

A clarion call for a revolution in the way we understand home, leisure and our relationship with the natural world.


Lesley Riddoch has managed to take a mad fringe idea, give it respectability and put it in the context of the wider northern world, quite apart from publicising the largely lost radical working-class movements of the early twentieth century. I haven’t waited so eagerly for a book for ages and it surpassed expectations.

Chris Ballance, Carbeth Hutters

Do you dream of having a hut but need more info or contacts?

Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Huts campaign has created an amazing and beautiful Resource Hub at www.thousandhuts.orgwhere you can find everything you need to know about hutting, including: Affordable hutting; How to get land; How to get planning permission; How to build your hut; How to manage a hut site; What should be in a hut site lease?