Some fine specimens were both caught and lost with many a tale of disappointment about "the one that got away" told in the bothy
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has used its "call-in" powers in the wake of criticism of plans for a new tasting lodge and bothy
experience in Moray.
Round the side of this Scots Baronial building there's an entrance which takes drinkers past a carefully recreated depiction of an old Heilan' bothy
The former Time Keeper's Bothy
, a small stone building associated with the property's historical use in connection with the neighbouring former mill, remains within the grounds of the property.
PC Samantha Briggs, who is leading the Bothy
Watch initiative, said: "For years these buildings have been a valuable and in fact quite a social resource for hill walkers and cyclists, with many reliant upon them on their long distance trekking routes.
A new initiative, Bothy
Watch, aims to tackle the trend affecting the huts used by hikers to shelter from the weather or for an overnight stop on a long trek.
His virtuoso playing saw him win many top competition prizes while still at school, and he was being inspired by pioneering acts such as the Bothy
Band and the Tannahill Weavers, the group that took its name from the Paisley poet.
Walter loved his own bothy
home in Scotland, but he resolved to set off to explore other parts of the world.
Centre stage is a picturesque and authentic stone bothy
- or shelter - with a beautiful cottage garden filled with flowers and vegetables.
It was almost at the end of a family vacation back home to Scotland when Paul decided to take Gregor on his first 'Bothy
trip' on the Glenfinnan Estate, home of the famous 'Hogwarts Railway' viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies, staying in spartan shelters hidden away in the hills.
The man raised the alarm at around 4pm on Thursday after losing his way as he tried to reach a remote bothy
above Bentpath, near Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway.