The Scottish Government introduced new legislation in July 2017 opening up opportunities for individuals, groups and businesses to build on public, private and community-owned land. Key resources and advice documents are linked below.
Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) defines a hut as:
The campaign for A Thousand Huts was launched in 2011 by the charity Reforesting Scotland to promote the building and enjoyment of simple structures (usually wooden) for living, working and recreation in the countryside. They work with a wide range of organisations to deliver change to make hutting more accessible. In the video below, Karen Grant outlines recent policy and legislation, highlighting the cultural importance of the bothy or hut as a space for creativity.