Pronunciation: (both'ē, bô'thē)
—pl. both•ies. Scot.
A hut or small cottage
usually left unlocked and
available for anyone to use free of charge.
—n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
The totality of socially
transmitted behaviour patterns, arts, beliefs,
institutions, and all other products of human work and
The definitive guide to bothying has always been Mountain Days & Bothy Nights
(by Dave Brown and Ian R. Mitchell). Written over twenty years ago, the book is in many ways timeless despite it being a nostalgic recollection of 1960s mountain tales.
It is time, however, for a new bothy book to be written.
Bothy Culture (named after the innovative album by
the late Martyn Bennett) is a work in progress and explores the etiquette,
culture and adventure of regularly getting off the grid in a bid to make
one's life extraordinary.