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The Smuggler’s Bothy

The site of an illicit still hidden deep in the Cabrach hills.

The site of an illicit whisky bothy hidden deep in the Cabrach hills.

Earlier this year, researchers discovered the site of an illicit whisky bothy thought to date back to the 1800’s. Sheltered by a small crag and built into the side of the hill, the secret bothy offering smugglers an excellent vantage point to keep an eye out for excise men on the nearby highway.

A nearby spring, now known as smugglers’ well has been diverted to provide a ready supply of water for the illicit distilling.

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