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Moving the Bothy to Birnie

Thanks to the generosity of SIGMA Treasurer, Peter Fitch, the club acquired a building, (The Bothy), to be used at our new observing site at Birnie. Once the Committee had been out on a "fact finding" mission, there was no stopping us!

On the weekend of 3rd/4th May 2003, a large number of members and friends slaved to dismantle the building at Kiltarlity, near Beauly, and have it transported to Birnie. SIGMA owes a great deal of thanks to Ian Shayer who arranged for Gleaner Oils to provide transport and a driver for the move from Kiltarlity to Birnie.

For the bothy to be loaded, it had to be taken apart bit by bit and dragged/carried/pushed through about a mile of woodland! Needless to say there were a lot of aching backs after the weekend.

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bothy Transport for the Bothy would have been impossible without the great help of Gleaner Oils, kindly arranged by SIGMA member Ian Shayer.

Thank you to June & Graham Cox and to Karen Cox for providing the pictures.