Beyond the Secret Howff

The publication of Beyond the Secret Howff will bring a wider audience of contemporary mountaineers, skiers and naturalists to Allister Brebner's engrossing tales of adventures in a Highlands far removed from today's touristified mecca.

Beyond the Secret Howff

As a young man with a compelling interest in the great outdoors and the natural world Allister (‘Ashie’) Brebner spent his precious weekends in the 1950s and early ’60s as a pioneer of the emerging Scottish bothying and mountaineering scene, and was one of the builders of the famed Secret Howff on Bheinn a’ Bhuird in the Cairngorms. At the start of the 1960s he threw in his steady, well-paid job as a factory worker and, with another companion who did the same, started as a pioneer of mountain and nature guiding in the Scottish Highlands. Here is the unique story of a working man whose odyssey took him from the tenements and factory work of Aberdeen to the mountains and islands of the Highlands, their people and their wildlife.

Bothies Huts Howffs in the Hills

Bothies are basic shelters in remote corners of the countryside, a home from home in the hills for walkers, backpackers, mountain bikers and others who love spending time in the great outdoors.Scotland has a long tradition of 'bothying' and ...

Bothies  Huts   Howffs in the Hills

Bothies are basic shelters in remote corners of the countryside, a home from home in the hills for walkers, backpackers, mountain bikers and others who love spending time in the great outdoors.Scotland has a long tradition of 'bothying' and, while the better known ones are easily found, one of the great pleasures of exploring the nation's mountains and glens is stumbling upon one for the first time - and finding the door open.This guide takes some of the guesswork out of the equation, listing unlocked habitable shelters, ranging from comfortable, well-equipped bothies suitable for overnight stays to simple wooden huts and howffs offering protection from the elements, a place to break for lunch or a bolthole in an emergency.Covering the Cairngorms National Park, the fully illustrated guide details the location of each bothy, hut or howff by grid reference, offers advice on how to reach it and outlines what to expect upon arrival. It includes popular bothies like Corrour and Ryvoan alongside less well known refuges such as Coyles Cottage and the Garrocher Hut with its antiquated wooden privy! Chapters cover Lost Bothies, Royal Bothies and the famous Secret Howff.

Furth in Field

... and maintained in the benmost bore of the close , in some secret howff hallowed to all his senses by long use and ... A more distant excursion , beyond the bounds of Mid - Lothian , was the event of the year ; but a summer's jaunt ...

Furth in Field


Beyond the Blue

... Wallis started taking long routes everywhere she went, making sure to pass by the old gated cemetery, the Howff, ... Wallis felt safe with John, safe within the warm reliability of him, and, because of that, she kept him a secret.

Beyond the Blue

In a Scottish mill town purged of men by war, four unforgettable women navigate a treacherous time, guided only by the bonds of family and their bold dreams of escape. In 1918, rainy Dundee is nearly emptied of men. The Great War has left the town’s women both newfound freedom and servitude. They toil in the deadly jute mills, taking in the children of perished family members and praying their own bodies – and spirits – do not fail them too. A grateful widow of the war, Morag shelters her daughters as best she can: beautiful Caro schemes to escape the working class with well-calculated seduction, while Wallis works in the mill alongside her mother, slowly fortifying both spirit and pocketbook for a more radical departure. Morag’s orphaned niece, Imogen, seeks to understand her fragile mother’s death, and the return of the father who abandoned them. Infused with the longing, courage and passion of its indelible cast of characters, and steeped in the faith and terrors of its time – from the suffragettes and the Easter Uprising to the influenza pandemic and the Tay Bridge disaster – Beyond the Blue is a lyrical, reflective novel about finding purpose and freedom in a place without hope.

Chambers Edinburgh Journal

... but her eyes were beyond the power of Dundee contains several other places of worship in machine - making , for which ... a large The shipping business , arising from these and other seemed to penetrate into every secret feeling .

Chambers  Edinburgh Journal


Chambers s Journal

... but her eyes were beyond the power of Dundee contains several other places of worship in machine - making , for which ... a large The shipping business , arising from these and other seemed to penetrate into every secret feeling .

Chambers s Journal


Oxford Thesaurus of English

3 the inner circle of the Imperial court: privileged, restricted, exclusive, secret, private, confidential, intimate. ... unimpeachable, irreproachable, above suspicion, beyond criticism, without fault, faultless; honourable, honest, ...

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Billboard

"These fellows had to meet in secret, of course, and I began to meet with them in their howff (a meeting place or den) ... Beyond this, there are eight folk acts steadily employed at various points throughout the gigantic Disney park.

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The Illustrated London News

... which could not hive come before the public in any reason to doubt that Fronch diplomacy kept the secret of the pro- ... that sufficient time had not been afforded to their novelty of colour or of style . marriage beyond the uniting ...

   The    Illustrated London News


Macmillan s Magazine

1 THE HOUSE BY THE HOWFF . By W. L. WATSON . locked the first one and prevented it CHAPTER VIII . opening the secret door , and the operaIn the evening , as the hour of the tion of this stop could only be freed by ball drew near ...

Macmillan s Magazine


MacMillan s Magazine

MacMillan s Magazine


Sir Sergeant

... and prevented it opening the secret door , and the operation of this stop could only be freed by pressing the third . ... it opens inwards , and leads into the Howff ; you will find the ivy hangs as thick over it on the outside .

Sir Sergeant


The Cap of Youth

Howff . Likely , very likely , he had been over - heated and urgent in his love - making . ... the whited sepulchres , with their sham religion , their public prayers and secret vices , who were they to censure and point the finger ?

The Cap of Youth


The Academy and Literature

Every mother's son of them had found out long ago the secret of the heather ale , little though they knew it ; but haci ... flowing sluggishly in its dark channel , worn deer in the brown peat , past it solitary farm , whose gaunt gable ...

The Academy and Literature


The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

I volume of travel the interest and merits of which are beyond the average . " By ARTHUR H. BEAVAN , Author of ... THE SECRET of SAINT FLOREL . . By JOHN BERWICK . SPEAKER . ... I. THE HOUSE BY THE HOWFF . 5. THE HAUNTED SCHOONER .

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art


The New Statesman and Nation

The present At darknin hings abune the howff Such atrocities of journalism need to be redressed , war has confirmed Rivière's view ... When trees hover , leaves go limp , rain reconnoiters , the war in secret , delights coolly .

The New Statesman and Nation


Robert Burns Poems

Robert Burns  Poems


Dazzling Stranger

'An excellent biography of one of folk's cult figures.' - Independent on Sunday

Dazzling Stranger

'An excellent biography of one of folk's cult figures.' - Independent on Sunday