Three of SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s (SYHA) hostels are celebrating major milestones in 2015. Opened in August 1975, Torridon Youth Hostel, situated in the North West Highlands, is 40 this year; Aviemore Youth Hostel on the boundary of the Cairngorm National Park, which first opened its doors to the public in November 1965, is 50; and Glenbrittle Youth Hostel on the Isle of Skye is 75, having been officially opened in 1940

SYHA, established 84 years ago in 1931, is celebrating these major anniversaries by encouraging guests to recall memories of Glenbrittle, offering a special money off promotion at Aviemore; and an exclusive competition to win October stays at Torridon.


Aviemore’s fifty percent off at 50

Three Scottish Youth Hostels Celebrate 165 years in service

To celebrate Aviemore’s 50th birthday SYHA is offering 50% off accommodation to the first 50 bookings made before 30 September 2015 for stays 1 to 30 November inclusive. Terms and conditions apply.  Use promotion code AVIE50 to book online or call our friendly reservations team on 0845 293 7373*. 

Torridon Forty Free Nights at 40

Three Scottish Youth Hostels Celebrate 165 years in service

As Torridon Youth Hostel turns the big 4-0, SYHA is offering 40 free overnight stays (20 pairs) during the month of October. To enter this fantastic competition, just answer this question: “Which mountain is immediately behind Torridon Youth Hostel?”  Email your answers to:, including your name and contact details by 12pm on 31 August. Terms and conditions apply.

75 years of fantastic memories from Glenbrittle

Three Scottish Youth Hostels Celebrate 165 years in service

The team at SYHA often come across guests with special memories of chance encounters and amazing experiences at Scottish youth hostels. One still young-at-heart couple took a trip down memory lane recently when visiting Glenbrittle Youth Hostel.  They met more than 50 years ago on the bus heading to Glenbrittle, where they then both stayed for a few days.  However, after departure, they lost touch until the next chance encounter at Rowardennan Youth Hostel.  After that, nothing was left to chance.  From becoming pen pals they went on to get married.  After a life that saw them moving overseas for many years, they returned to home ground and took the journey back to where it all began; sharing their moving story with SYHA employees.


As part of the 75th anniversary of Glenbrittle SYHA would love to hear from guests who have stayed at the youth hostel over the years and who have special memories and cherished moments they would like to share.  Please get in touch by email at or send a letter to SYHA National Office, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling, FK8 2JA.


Keith Legge, SYHA Hostelling Scotland Chief Executive, said: “Aviemore, Torridon and Glenbrittle Youth Hostels have reached major milestones this year and continue to be popular with guests from the UK and all over the world – in particular, walkers and climbers.  Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome.  Please celebrate these birthdays with us, supporting the continuation of hostelling in Scotland for many more happy years”.



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