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JMB
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Just had a reply sent to me about a hut near the gorge in Glencoe known as the Squirrel's Drey. I knew it was used by climbers but I was told that it appears to have been used / built by people (Home Guard?) manning the nearby gun positions.

The message sent included this which I thought might be of interest here.

Glasgow climbers still have a hut in the Coe, Jacksonville, up towards The Kingshouse. I believe it was based on a shelter abandoned by the Commandos training there during the war.


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JMB wrote:Just had a reply sent to me about a hut near the gorge in Glencoe known as the Squirrel's Drey. I knew it was used by climbers but I was told that it appears to have been used / built by people (Home Guard?) manning the nearby gun positions.

The message sent included this which I thought might be of interest here.

Glasgow climbers still have a hut in the Coe, Jacksonville, up towards The Kingshouse. I believe it was based on a shelter abandoned by the Commandos training there during the war.





As far as I'm aware, 'The Drey', on the approach to A'Chaileach in Glencoe, was built by the Edinburgh Squirrels Climbing Club, and the 'Jacksonville' is the old Creagh Dhu Mountaineering Club hut at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mhor.

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Will see if any other comments or memories.

 
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