In case anyone was planning a trip there - it's now nowt but smoking ruins.
The bothy burnt down yesterday following an accident with a leaking gas cylinder (the person concerned contacted us at the MBA straight away) - the fire service attended but were too late.
Too early to say whether the bothy may be will rebuilt.
Andy - how awful - what a tragic shame. I have been luck enough to have used GDL twice, both in winter, grateful for the abundant firewood and the work put in by the MBA. I really do hope it is re-built - it provided a much appreciated shelter two winters ago when there was so much snow in the hills and on the roads that there was not much else to do. We did a few bits of maintenance there too. A lovely place.
Rob (MBA member)
Gleann Dubh Lighe was my great-grandfather's home back around 1920--hope it's rebuilt--it's one grand site for a house!
He'd have taken anyone in if stranded, his wife would have filled them with hot broth. He may have approved of a wee dram - but as for using his home as "a bit of a drinking den" (even though he is long gone) I'm surprised he didn't show up and kick them all out in the snow---
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