Image credit: Kevin Taylor and family
We Are Building A Beach Hut is a design and heritage project which aims to develop and test a prototype beach hut for West Bay, Dunoon, with your help.
Seasonal beach huts were a common feature of Scottish, seaside towns and villages including Dunoon and Kirn. West Bay, in Dunoon, housed over 20, timber beach huts in the late 1950s. They were used by people running boat and fishing hires.
A decline in tourist numbers to the area, from the 60s onwards, led to the demise of these structures on the shore, and the closure of the businesses they housed.
With increased numbers of people using West Bay for swimming and recreation, is it time to bring beach huts back to Dunoon?
Maybe, but what are the social and environmental impacts of building a new beach hut?
Activities that you can take part in to support the beach hut project
Come see us
Beach hut updates
Things we have done to gather information from the community about the heritage, impacts and opportunities for beach huts on West Bay.
Beach hut films
Key Design Challenges
Talk to us
sign up for beach hut updates
Thank you to.......
To build wealth and opportunity in our community, and showcase local talent, we aim to employ Dunoon based people and businesses in projects.
Community engagement and design: Hannah Clinch / Tacit Tacit
Film making and technical support: Mike Blanco / Sure Shot Film
Illustrations: Walter Newton
Archaeology and heritage research: Manda Forster
Traditional skills workshops: Ben Neville / Seed to Sea Woodworks
Editing and copy checking: Mhairi-Claire Semple and Abigail Daly / Ruskin Lane
Graphic Design: Katie Edge Mellor / Own Way
Dr Steph Connelly / Infrastructure and environmental engineer / University of Glasgow
Tom Warren / Sustainable construction adviser / Built Environment - Smarter Transformation
Ann Campbell / Dunoon Area Alliance / SURF
Claire Hallybone / Regeneration and heritage / Dunoon CARS Project