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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel occupies the former timber-clad boathouse and stables built c.1895 at the western end of Loch Ossian by Sir John Stirling Maxwell (1866 - 1956), owner of the Corrour Estate, to wait for his steam yacht which would carry him and his guests along the loch to Corrour Lodge. The stables kept a pony to pull a trap from Corrour Railway Station, a mile (1.6 km) to the west, to the boathouse. The property was given by Stirling Maxwell, a great environmentalist and supporter of access to countryside, for use as a Youth Hostel in 1931, one of the very first run by the Scottish Youth Hostels Association. It now comprises an eco-hostel, with shared dormitories and electricity is provided by a wind turbine. Composting toilets are provided and a reed bed is used to soak away grey water.


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