In this talk Lesley takes us through her adventures in Norway and the meaning of ‘Hytte’ (huts) for Norwegian citizens. These simple wooden buildings are in fact a lifestyle across all countries on the same latitude as Scotland, offering citizens of Russia, Canada and Scandinavia access to their land and a retreat from the modern world – a connection back to nature. So are wee wooden huts a solution to transforming our health, happiness and democracy ? Seems simple ? but this type of low impact weekend retreat would offer Scots the opportunity of low cost leisure time. Is it not time to reconnect Scotland’s people with nature in a way that it is not the sole preserve of the wealthy and doesn’t rob locals of existing housing stock?