Ardnish Estate, the owners of Peanmeanach bothy, have informed the Mountain Bothy Association that they have decided that Peanmeanach Bothy will cease to be an open access bothy with effect from early October this year, when it will be locked. The exact closure date has not yet been announced.
It will then be renovated by the estate and subsequently reopened and run by them on a not-for-profit basis as a keyed bookable bothy.
The reason for closure is based on problems the estate sees as arising from an increased number of visitors.
A statement from the Mountain Bothy Association stated that “We are sorry to lose this popular bothy but would like to express our gratitude to the estate for allowing us to maintain Peanmeanach as an open access shelter since 1975.”