About Naismith

The hut is located in Elphin, in the far-flung North-west of Scotland. As there are several neighbouring private residences, users of the hut are asked to avoid unnecessary disturbance, particularly when arriving late in the evening. The narrow loop road must not be obstructed by vehicles.


Elphin, Assynt
( NC 21603 11803 )

Getting There
  • 10 beds (2 beds reserved for members)
  • Gas cookers
  • Gas and electric heating
  • Electric lighting
  • Drying room
  • Toilets
  • 1 shower

The Naismith is only available to mountaineering and climbing groups.

Fee is £20.00 per person per night incl. VAT.

All bookings are carried out online via the availability calendar below. If you are unfamiliar with the online booking system please read the notes on Online Bookings on the All Huts page.
Tap on arrival and departure date, then select ‘Book Now’ (if you wish to change dates, select ‘Clear Selection’ and start again). This will take you to a form to complete, name, address, post code and mobile number. Payment is required at time of booking, carried out online with a bank or credit card. All bookings are sold for 1 person booking. SMC members who are already on the Anytime Booking system can use the Availability Calendar below for booking.

The Custodian is John Orr, who can be contacted at:
07881 621 864
Civilised hours only, please.


This fine hut is the fifth and latest to be maintained by the SMC. It was opened in 1999 and named the Naismith Hut, after William Naismith, one of the founder members of the SMC. The conversion of the building for use as a climbers' hut was made possible by funds bequeathed by Prof. P.B. Ayscough.

Custodian Message

Please be careful when driving up the track as the road has been resurfaced leaving a large ditch onto the hut track; care should taken in the car park!