COVID-19 Update review at 23 March 2021
Following the First Minister’s announcements on 16 March, we intend to reopen our huts from 26 April, for booking by members only.
Given the ongoing restrictions on ‘in-home socialising’, which determine the occupancy of self-catering accommodation like huts, our huts will remain closed for bookings by other clubs until 31 August 2021. Existing bookings by other clubs will be cancelled up to 31 August 2021.
The occupancy rules will change over time, but current indications are that in the first instance, from 26 April these will mean 1 household only can stay. It is intended by Scottish Government that from 17 May in-home socialising will be relaxed to 2 households (4 people max), so then 2 households can stay. The timetable for further lifting of restrictions from June is more uncertain, but the intention appears to be that from early June ‘in-home socialising’ may be allowed for 3 households (6 people max) with no further relaxation intended later in June, so hut use is not expected to be anywhere near normal capacity over the summer.
Use of LSCC huts must strictly and at all times be in accordance with Scottish Government regulations and guidance regarding indoor household gatherings, use of holiday accommodation, travel etc, that are in force at time of use of the hut.
Detailed protocols for use and cleaning are in place for each hut, and need to be complied with by all users. This information will be provided by Booking Secretaries (for non-LSCC users) or can be found in the Members Area (for LSCC members).
We will regularly review the status of our huts and update here when any change is made.
If you have any questions about a booking you have, please do not hesitate to contact the Bookings and Finance Secretary for the hut you have booked.
The LSCC has three huts, all of which are well situated for summer and winter mountainering:
Blackrock Cottage in Glencoe, Milehouse in the Cairngorms and Ronnan Cottage in Aultbea, near Gairloch.
The huts may be booked by recognised Clubs.
Please note: no dogs are allowed in any of the huts (except guide dogs).