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Book re-run could help bothy users

Posted 27 September 2010
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Adventurers who like to don men's outdoor clothing or women's outdoor clothing and head for the wilds may be among those keen to help ensure they can take these off and shelter in comfort in a bothy at the end of a day in the countryside.

A chance to help do this has emerged after a deal was struck between the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) and the estate of the late mountain books author Irvine Butterfield for a re-print of his 1972 book Dibidil - A Hebridean Adventure.

The original print run was of just 500 copies and focused on the restoration of Dibidil Cottage on the Island of Rum as a bothy.

Proceeds from the reprint will go towards the MBA's work and the new edition includes later additions by the author after a return visit to Dibidil in 1975.

Visitors to Rum can go walking around its hilly landscapes, as well as enjoying its wildlife.

The island has been a wildlife sanctuary owned by Scottish Natural Heritage since 1957.

Posted by Elaine ArthurADNFCR-2803-ID-800083234-ADNFCR