IT is not often you find a bothy in a city.

However, in the north of Edinburgh, in the concrete and brick surrounds of a major cultural institution, a structure more befitting a hillside, forest or valley has been constructed.

Artist Bothy has been placed in the main courtyard of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, in the Newhaven area of the capital.

The result of a collaboration between the artist Bobby Niven and the architect Iain MacLeod, it will be in situ for several months.

The Bothy is the latest venture of the duo, who first worked together in 2011, when they designed a bothy in the Cairngorms National Park.

The Inshriach Bothy, in a forest clearing, was the first in the Bothy Project, a non-profit venture that has since created several around Scotland, including Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg, made in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay, and the Pig Rock Bothy in the ground of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

The new bothy has an internal space of just over 12 square metres and is on sale, with the proceeds allowing “the Bothy Project to partner with a broad range of organisations, artists and sponsors to grow the network and develop more artistic residency opportunities across Scotland and beyond.”

Made in the Highlands, it is being sold for £39,000.

Mr Niven said: “The success of Bothy Project showed us how much artists benefited from residencies and access to nature in our Bothies, and the continuous demand for holiday stays confirmed that everyone, not just artists, benefited from time in these special spaces.”

Mr MacLeod said the artist bothy design was a “dream brief”, and added: “The result is a paired down vernacular form that although appears very simple is full of considered decisions to make this a unique and very functional space.

“It has also been built to dimensions designed to ease the statutory permission process for prospective owners.”