A BID to revive hutting culture in the Borders has been tabled this week.

A 1,000 Huts campaign was launched eight years ago in Scotland in an effort to revive the culture of hutting.

So far campaigners have obtained permission for rural forests to be developed with huts at two sites in Fife.

And applications for further developments are being considered in Aberdeenshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk.

Urban Animations hope to erect 15 of the small wooden huts in a forest near West Linton.

The five-acre site at North Cloich Wood is around two kilometres from the nearest settlement at Lamancha.

A spokesman for Urban Animation said: "In many European countries such as Germany, Finland, Norway and France, hutting is well-established.

"It is the norm for many urban people to head to the countryside for the weekend to their hytte or dacha.

"Scotland, by contrast has a very modest historic tradition of hutting which is predominantly associated with a working class movement that developed early in the 20th century when small holiday huts began to be built on land close to Scotland‘s main industrial cities."

There are currently around 100 wooden huts located in the Borders, including sites at Eddleston and Soonhope, near Peebles.

A full application for developing North Cloich Wood will be considered over the coming weeks by Scottish Borders Council.