September 8, 2020
A place beyond
There is a small (but growing) and persistent band of folk in Scotland dedicated to a cause which seems to have found a more natural home in Norway. That cause is hutting. Small wooden huts, of simple construction (some not so simple), off grid and away from everything. Lesley Riddoch is a bit of a fan. So much so that she’s written a book about it. Huts – a place beyond. How to end our exile from nature. Join her tomorrow evening at the book launch when she’ll be in conversation with Andy Wightman.
Join Lesley Riddoch in conversation with land reform campaigner and MSP Andy Wightman to launch her new book Huts: A Place Beyond – How to End Our Exile from Nature.
Victorian visitors had shooting lodges – Scots had trips doon the watter. Norwegian citizens had hytte – Scots had Butlins. Why have the inhabitants of one of Europe’s prime tourist destinations been elbowed off the land and exiled from nature for so long?
In this book, based on her recent PhD, Lesley Riddoch relives her own bothy experience, rediscovers lost hutting communities, travels through hytte-covered Norway and suggests that thousands of humble woodland huts would give Scots a vital post-covid connection with nature and affordable, low-impact holidays in their own beautiful land – at last.
This online event is free to attend. A limited number of tickets are available via Eventbrite to attend the event on Zoom. Once you have reserved your ticket, you will be sent the link to the Zoom event via email. There will also be an opportunity to buy copies of the book from Luath Press and pre-order signed copies from the Lesley Riddoch website beforehand.
Please note that you will only need to reserve 1 ticket per device that you will be attending on. For example, 2 people attending from the same device will only need 1 ticket, 2 people attending from 2 separate devices will need 2 tickets.
The event will also be livestreamed via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Towards the end of the event there will be a Q&A with questions selected from those attending via Zoom, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.