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Camping Cabins Arrive - March 2012

02-04-2012

Camping Cabins Arrive (c) Vikki TrelferFriday 30th March saw the arrival of the Isle of Rum Community Trust’s new camping cabins.  The two ‘pods’ are now a part of  Kinloch Village Campsite and are located at the east end of the campsite, nearer to the Old Pier and it is hoped that they will earn a valuable income for IRCT to invest in other community projects.

The cabins are beautifully basic.  With mattresses to sleep up to four people and ample space for kit, they will provide a welcome retreat from the Rum midges later in the season!  They also have solar lighting and spectacular views out over Loch Scresort.

Development Officer, Vikki Trelfer who is in charge of this project says  “This is a really exciting project for the community on Rum; we’re now able to offer visitors a greater variety of accommodation. This wouldn’t have been possible without support from the LEADER programme and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, and is a first step towards greater economic sustainability for the island.”

Dave positioning cabins (c) Sean Morris

Vikki and the first Cabin (c) Sean MorrisThe project owes a massive debt of gratitude to Peter Crocket for his time and dedication to numbers and angles and to Dave Beaton for stepping into the breach and creating the most magnificently sculpted strainer post bases that no-one will ever see, but we know are there!

Further information on how to book the Cabins is available here.  Alternatively, e-mail RumKabins@gmail.com or call Jinty at Rum Shop 01687 460 328.

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