BOTHY PROJECT, CAIRNGORMS & ISLE OF EIGG
Bothy Project is about offering space for creative work and connecting our residents with the environment and people around the bothies.
|Your studio would be in an artist/architect designed off-grid dwelling. This simple live-work studio strikes a balance between the priorities for making-thinking-doing and connecting with the local environment to the bothies.
Facilities include a mobile trestle table and library with art and environmental books. Electricity in the bothies is a supplied by solar panel system which can power a laptop/camera/mobile telephone etc. Heating is provided by a wood-burning stove.
Please note that these artists’ residency spaces have been designed to support your focus and diminish the distractions of urban and connected life. As such there is no internet connection at either bothy and limited phone signal only at Inshriach Bothy in the Cairngorms.
|Costs||Bothy rental £400 per week.
Cost includes all bedding and a supply of firewood, candles, gas.
|Minimum Period||1-week minimum stay|
|Maximum Period||By negotiation. The bothies are simple dwellings and we find people enjoy their stay there for one or two weeks at a time. Longer residencies can be proposed and discussed, we would advise splitting a longer residency over several visits|
|Other facilities||Bothy Project can advise about access to areas of interest in the landscape and environment and can suggest connections with groups/individuals in the area although we encourage sensitivity and mindfulness regarding our neighbours time and other commitments.|
|Support offered||No financial support offered.|
|Promotional support offered||Promotion through Bothy Project website and social media feeds.|
|Accommodation offered||The bothies are modern off-grid, live/work spaces designed specifically for artist residencies. They are comfortable and warm, insulated with sheep’s wool and heated using wood-burning stoves. Facilities include a library, desk, mezzanine double bed, kitchenette, wood-burning stove with oven, gas hob, rainwater harvesting system, outdoor shower, composting toilet (deluxe), solar panel lighting and electricity system.
Sweeney’s Bothy is an innovative new bothy located on the Isle of Eigg, created by The Bothy Project in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay as part of Creative Scotland’s Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
Inshriach Bothy was built as a part of the 2011 RSA Residencies for Scotland Programme and transported to Inshriach Estate where it sits on the banks of the river Spey within a traditional Scottish woodland area of the Cairngorms National Park.