Strathan Bridge destroyed by floods in Sutherland

The Mountain Bothies Association is reporting that the footbridge over the Lon Mor in Strath Shinary, near Kinlochbervie, has been washed away in the heavy rains sweeping northwestern Scotland. The suspension-style footbridge – at NC244611 – is commonly used to give access to the bothy at Strathan. The bridge had been repaired in 2012 following previous damage.

The loss of the bridge means that the bothy may not be possible to reach in spate conditions.

Strathan Bothy. Photo: Colin Kinnear under CCSA

Strathan Bothy. Photo: Colin Kinnear under CCSA

The Mountain Bothies Association is a charity that organises volunteers to oversee the maintenance of around 100 unlocked shelters in the UK – mostly in Scotland.

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