I had a few days in Glencoe recently, which allowed a few visits to photograph the much-photographed Lagangarbh Hut just off the A82 in Glencoe. Hopefully, by photographing over a few different days, I would get variations in the weather; which I did – variations of dull and cloudy 🙂
Lagangarbh hut is situated north of Buachaille Etive Mor near the River Coupall and is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and has been occupied and maintained by the Scottish Mountaineering Club since 1946, with an extensive refurbishment in 1994.
The hut was originally a crofting home, typically with central entrance hall and stairs ahead, two rooms up and down, left and right. The roofing is still the local Ballachulish slate which covered much of Scottish housing. The walls are of thick stone, built to withstand the battering of gales and the Club planted a shelter belt of trees to the west, from whence roar in the prevailing south-westerlies.
So much for the history lesson (thanks to the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s website for the information).
What has always struck me about this cottage, is how remote it feels – with the massive Buachaille Etive Mor looming over it. It was this size relationship and feeling of isolation that I attempted to capture in the images below.