I'm currently comparing the hut/cabin traditions of Norway and Scotland for a PhD jointly supervised by Strathclyde and Oslo Universities. I found a great summary of research online -- "Huts and Hutters in Scotland" -- commissioned by the (then) Scottish Executive in 1999 – which reported that 650-700 huts existed in Scotland that year. But the full report listing the exact sites was nowhere to be found. I contacted the Scottish Government who had no copy or even information about the mystery man who'd produced the survey. Then the Sunday Post came to the rescue! I wrote a piece in my regular column asking for information about present and past hut sites in Scotland – and was flooded with responses. One of them noted she'd been asked the same thing ten years ago by a Scottish government researcher….and she remembered his name. Back of the net! Happily there is only one Hugh Gentleman in the Edinburgh phone book and after locating and contacting Hugh I arranged with the (present) Scottish Government to release his previously unpublished research material. I was sent to a PDF with some information redacted to comply with current Data Protection legislation and I've been given permission to make the PDF available on this website.