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Anniversary Celidh, Friday 13th May


Come along to a Celidh this Friday to celebrate the anniversary of the community handover to Isle of Rum Community Trust.

Village Hall, 7pm till late, £15 on the door. There will be a bar too.

That's our Jed playing in the photo, but the main band will be 'Ghetto Tractor' with Sandra MacBeth singing.

Childhood Favourites Bring & Share Meal, Friday 22nd April 2016


Childhood Favourites Bring & Share -

What was your favourite food as a child? Bring it (or a selection) along to the Village Hall on Friday 22nd April, 6.30-7.00pm start.

All residents and visitors welcome. Come and join in for a small donation, even if you have nothing to bring. 

See you there!

Croft 3 in the Shed!


Croft 3 In The Shed - selling a range of produce including free range eggs, jams and preserves, arts, crafts, gifts, midges in resin, photography and more all grown, made and produced on Croft 3. 

Follow the signs leading from the village to Croft 3 on the north side nature trail. 

Find us online here or our facebook page here.

Quiz & Cheese Night, Friday 18th March 2016



Friday 18th March: 7pm onwards: Quiz and Cheese night in the village hall! We will be doing a quiz, team numbers to be decided. Prize to be announced! Please bring something cheese-based for the bring-and-share meal - it can be hot, cold, cooked, raw, elaborate or simple - but must be cheesy!

Entry will be £1 per person, hope to see you there!

Photo Galleries Now Here!


Photo Galleries Now Here!

We are making a gallery of Rum pictures - please email us any good photos of the island you have:

We'll have separate galleries for wildlife, landscapes, Kinloch Castle, people and ponies. Maximum file size is 200kb.

New Volunteers in the Wild....


Croft 3 on the Isle of Rum will be hosting 4 volunteer events during 2016.

Spaces are limited so get in touch with to register your interest and get further details.

Projects include path building, working in the fruit and veg patch and polytunnel, feeding and working with the Croft 3 pigs and poultry, green building, wood chopping and more.

Come and spend time with the Goddard family (as seen on Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild last year) on their permaculture inspired, off grid 8 acre croft here on Rum.

The dates are: Wednesday 1st - Friday 10th June; Monday 4th - Wednesday 13th July; Monday 1st - Wednesday 10th August; Wednesday 31st August - Friday 9th September

Wonderful Burns Night here on Rum, 25th January 2016


A fabulous Burns Supper on Rum this 25th of January. 

A communal three course feast with haggis made with venison from the Rum red deer, plenty of poems, singing and a toast or two.

Later in the evening there was singing and music from Rum residents and the whisky-filled quaich did the rounds once or twice!

Why not check out the events page for more information about what's on on Rum and plan your next visit?

Meet the Locals: We are running another Deer Walk this summer...


Meet the Locals! Saturday 25th June 2016
We are running another walk out to Kilmory this summer, to see the deer (and hopefully some of this year’s calves) and learn more about the

Rum Deer Project

Meet outside the Village Hall at 1pm, returning by around 8pm
Wear good boots – it’s a 16km (10 mile) round trip, on mostly dry but uneven surfaces. Bring a picnic supper, cameras, binoculars and midge repellent/jackets

There will also be a short talk about the work of the Rum Deer Project and a chance to see the vast collection of skulls and antlers built up over the last 40+ years

£10 Visitors / £5 Children *Booking essential*
For booking and more details speak to Trudi the Ranger or contact her on

Rum is in the news again - this time for our enormous worms!


The earthworms out at Papadil are the size of young snakes - more than three times the length and weight of mainland worms.

Dr Kevin Butt talked about them on Radio 4's Today programme recently:

"Dr Butt believes the Rum worms are bigger than average due to their remote, undisturbed location, with good quality soil.

Rum also lacks predators such as badgers, moles, hedgehogs and foxes which would usually gobble the worms before they had chance to grow into monsters.

Unlike most animals, which stop growing once they reach an adult size, earthworms keep on growing if left alone.

“These things have just have been left and have grown bigger and bigger,” explained Dr Butt, who has been studying earthworms for around 30 years."

Click on the link below for the full article:

A new lichen discovered on Rum!


A colleague on Rum recently discovered a new lichen for the island – Pseudocyphellaria norvegica or the Norwegian Speckle Belly to use the quirky common name! It’s a nationally scarce species.

Finding the Norwegian Speckle Belly is always exciting because it usually means you’re in a special place for a whole range of globally restricted bryophytes and lichens that thrive in our Celtic Rainforests. It is very sensitive to air pollution; one reason why it thrives in the pure air of western Scotland. The British Lichen Society consider it a key indicator that woodland has been continually present at a site for a very long time (although it will colonise more recent woodland where conditions are optimal and there is a good source of new material). Threats include being shaded out by invasive rhododendron and loss of habitat, particularly in areas where many years of high grazing pressure has prevented woodland regeneration.

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