Marty_JG wrote:Ronnie Hillbagger wrote:Bothy Bible has created problems for them as the book directs people to park about a mile down a private road at 'Lossit Farm' and because of the associated problems that causes
Right. Let's pause for a moment. So this is not about the Bothy being over-promoted or commercialised but parking spots wrongly stated?
I think we should all pause for a moment then, anyone who has debated either side about commercialisation can undo their top button and let their neck vent.
The closure is not due to commercialisation. The closure is due to wrong information.
The closure by the estate is due to information in the Bothy Bible that tells people to drive down a private road and park and subsequent massively increased use due to a commercial guidebook. The estate were not consulted by the author prior or since publication. Call it what you will, but the root cause is undoubtedly bothy commercialisation i.e. without the Bothy Bible these problems would not have arisen. I'm sure that such bothy commercialisation will manifest itself in many different ways but the root cause will remain the same: bothy commercialisation. I'm aware of other bothies facing similar problems where owners have raised concerns to the MBA, it is just that these other cases have not 'developed' into closures or other sanctions, yet.