Scottish Bothy Bible

Scottish Bothy Bible

The Scottish bothy bible is the first ever complete guide book to Scotland’s bothies, featuring full details on over 100 Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) bothies and more. Geoff Allan navigates you across burns and bogs, taking you to Viking longhouses, island hideaways and highland homesteads. With captivating histories, detailed route descriptions and practical hillcraft knowledge, this is your essential guide to wild adventure living. Winner Travel Guidebook of the Year 2017.



  • Complete listings - The first complete guide to Scottish bothies. Including detailed descriptions of all current Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) bothies and many other lesser-known gems.
  • Stunning photography - Capturing the spirit of bothies and bothying culture, and celebrating Scotland’s wildest places.

  • Fascinating history - Engaging travel writing documents the captivating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them.

  • Route Descriptions - Detailed information on the locations, approach routes, including alternative routes – on foot, by bike and kayak – with nine supporting maps. As well as public transport and ferry information.

  • Top Bothies by Category - The best bothies for Munros, beaches, seclusion, families and beginners, wildlife, romantic hideaways, wild and remote and stunning scenery.

  • Key Attractions - Suggestions for walks, cycle rides and places of interest en route. Go wild swimming under a hidden waterfall or discover an ancient shell midden.

  • Hillcraft & Staying safe - Know what to take, where to get water and fuel, how to cross a river when in spate and what to do in an emergency.

  • Delivery

    Items will be dispatched within 1-2 business days of ordering and delivered via Royal Mail Second Class Signed For.