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Discover more about the future of huts, hutting and community woodland in Scotland with Northscape and the Abriachan Forest Trust (AFT)


HUTS IN PLACE explores the future of huts, hutting and community woodland in Scotland. Discover the story of this magical place, visit the new Northscape forest hut and learn more about what you need to consider if you are planning a hut build.

Short talks and demonstrations will take place in the forest classroom throughout the afternoon:

Abriachan Forest Trust

Discover the story of Abriachan Forest - one of the largest community-owned forests in Scotland

Lesley Riddoch - Huts and Hutting in Scotland and Norway

Lesley Riddoch compares the 'hut traditions of Norway and Scotland

Karen Grant - Reforesting Scotland's 'Thousand Huts Campaign'

Karen Grant of the Reforesting Scotland's Thousand Huts Campaign will outline the successes and challenges of the hutting movement in Scotland and share information about currrent legislation in policy and planning

Dr Emily Hesling - Huts in the Environment

Learn more about what you need to consider if you are planning a hut build from an ecological perspective with consultant ecologist Dr Emily Hesling.

Northscape - Show Hut and Demonstration

A temporary show hut has been erected by Abriachan-basedNorthscape for the duration of the festival. With thanks to Wild Gorse Studio in Inverness, the hut will showcase stunning pieces from local artists, makers and designers. Northscape welcomes feedback and thoughts from the public and the wider community of hutters.

Families are invited to help build a Forest Village of play dens and to explore the magical nature trails, see THE FOREST VILLAGE

Soup, rolls and hot beverages will be on offer.

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Abriachan Forest is one of the largest community-owned forests in Scotland set high above the shores of Loch Ness. The forest, purchased in 1998, is managed by Abriachan Forest Trust (AFT) who work to encourage recreational and educational use of the forest.

Earlier Event: July 15