Covid19 - SMC Updated Huts Statement - 28th December 2021

On 17th December 2021 the Scottish Government guidance made it a legal duty for organisations in Scotland "to take all reasonable steps to fight Coronavirus". Guidance information here.

We have revisited our hut management and lettings approach to demonstrate that we have responded to the new duty and the current threat posed by the Omicron Covid19 variant.

The immediate changes affect:

  1. how the huts are let/booked and
  2. the Risk Assessments required by accommodation operators including the SMC.

Until further notice, from December 28th going forward:

  • Until further notice, from December 28 th going forward:
  • We will limit occupancy of all our Huts to 50% capacity.
  • We will favour 'groups' while taking bookings.
  • Lateral Flow Tests require to be taken by all hut users on day of travel to the Hut.
  • All hut users will require to 'check-in' using the QR Codes that we will set up for each of the Huts. This utilises the track and trace facility provided by Scot Gov System. There is 4G availability in the immediate vicinity of all the huts.
  • During a stay at the hut, there will be advice about hygiene, cleanliness, ventilation, etc, all of which should be followed. Masks remain optional in hostel acommodation.
  • The person booking the visit will be required to confirm compliance for the group.

The SMC will review this position regularly and will update and communicate any modifications though our website.

Huts Convenor


About Lagangarbh

Lagangarbh Hut is situated north of Buachaille Etive Mor near the River Coupall. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and has been occupied and maintained by the Club since 1946. It was extensively refurbished in 1994.


Glen Coe, Lochaber
( NN 22094 55979 )

Getting there

Parking for the hut depends on the state of the track leading off south from the A82 at Altnafeadh. If this track is not navigable by car, park in the layby on the opposite (north) side of the A82. Follow the track to the River Coupall, take the footbridge and follow the subsequent path -briefly- to the hut.


  • 20 beds two rooms alpine platforms with mattresses (6 beds reserved for members)
  • 2 Electric Hobs
  • 1 Electric Oven
  • 1 Microwave
  • Gas Heating in Sitting Room the rest of the hut is electric
  • Electric lighting
  • 1 drying room
  • 2 toilets
  • 1 shower


Applications to stay at the hut or the barn should be addressed to the Honorary Custodian: Bernard Swan

01389 875 505 or
0771 0785 227
Civilised hours only, please.


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. The Club planted a shelter belt of trees to the west, from whence roar in the prevailing south-westerlies.

Custodian Message

Dear Members Lagangarbh is closed for the next 3/4 weeks for the first phase of the refurb.

This availability calendar is not updated in real-time so is indicative only. Enquires to stay in the hut must always be made in advance by contacting the custodian who will also be able to advise on minimum group size.

10+ Spaces
5 - 9 Spaces
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