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Bothy to be rebuilt

2nd March 2012

A bothy, thought to be last used as a shepherd’s shelter, is to be rebuilt in a remote area of the Cairngorms National Park after planning permission was granted by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) Planning Committee.

Meeting in Ballater on Friday 2 March, Members agreed that the ruined structure situated at the head of Glen Prosen should be restored for use as a hill shelter by shooting and stalking parties on the Glenprosen Estate.

CNPA Board Member and Angus Councillor, Ian Mackintosh, said: “This bothy is a remaining example of part of settlements that were evident in rural Scotland at one time. Restoring this structure will enhance the cultural heritage of the area: reinforcing the strong connection the building has to people who work the land and using the original stonework to faithfully rebuild the traditional style building as far as possible.”

“Shooting and stalking are extremely important to the economy of the Park and by rebuilding this shelter, the applicant hopes to offer a high standard experience in what is a premier shooting and wilderness destination.”