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Rum's Red Deer are stars again!


Rum’s red deer are on AutumnWatch again this year. See episode 2 for the spectacular fights between Sargasso, Smooth and Anemone04. Ali sent the snapped off antler down to the AutumnWatch team and Chris Packham gave a brilliant demonstration and explanation for the difference between antler bone and ordinary bone. Watch the next episodes for the night filming of the red deer shenanigans too! Photo by Sean Morris.

BBQ Bothy


The brand new BBQ Bothy is now available for hire - £50 per night for as many people as you can fit inside! The cabin sleeps 4 and can seat 20.

The barbeque is inside the hut for a warm and cosy, midge-free evening, whatever the weather.

Sleeping platforms with luxurious reindeer hides provide comfort and warmth while you wait for your sausages to cook.

Situated on the edge of the campsite, looking out over the loch near the old pier, this beautiful new cabin is a welcome addition to Rum’s accommodation.

It’s close to the toilets and showers, and only a ten minute walk from the village.

For more details call 01687 460328

You can find more photos on the BBQ Bothy Facebook page:

Green light for our Community Land Use Plan!


The Highland Council has approved an innovative Community Land Use Plan designed to reverse population decline on the Isle of Rum and attract new investment to the village of Kinloch.

Commissioned by The Isle of Rum Community Trust (IRCT), the plan has been produced by PAS following a significant amount of intense community engagement with the residents of the island and other key stakeholders such as Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), whilst working in partnership with Highland Council.

Read more in the link below:

Mallory and Rhum Plants


Mallory and Rhum Plants - two 1hour shows here on the Isle of Rum!
Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September in the Village Hall.
£14 admission price (£7 for residents)
Mallory 7.30-8.30pm, Rhum Plants 9-10pm

New Lives in the Wild


Monday 17th August, Channel 5, 9-10pm

Ben joins Nic and Ady Goddard, who uprooted themselves and their two teenage children from a comfortable life in Worthing, West Sussex, to take up crofting on the island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides. Joining them in their caravan, Ben learns how they survive such a challenging lifestyle and helps them tend their animals, farm their vegetable patch and dig the foundations for what they hope will be their future home - a new cobb house.

Archie the Rum Pony


Exciting news that Rum pony Archie has qualified for the mountain and moorland jumping final at the Royal International Horse Show held at Hickstead later this month. This is a huge achievement that demonstrates how versatile the Rum ponies are!

British Campsites - where to camp in style


Our campsite features in a list of top places to camp in Britain, in the Independent today (link below)

Kinloch Village Campsite, Isle of Rum

One of the best parts of camping is being close to nature, and this site puts you at the heart of it. The community-run site on the shores of Loch Scresort, on the Isle of Rum, makes up for in views what it lacks in luxury. It is just a 10-minute walk from Kinloch Castle and it also has views of the hilly mainland. Basic facilities include toilets, showers, wooden shelters, taps, and picnic benches. There's no need to book, just turn up and pitch.

The Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides, Scotland (01687 460328; Tent pitches from £6 per adult per night.



Rum Village Hall

8pm, Saturday 11th July 2015

Tickets £5.00 on the door

5 Star and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner 2012, accomplished Scottish fiddler singer/song writer Elsa Jean McTaggart presents her new double bill show.

Part One will feature Elsa Jean McTaggart’s original music show with songs on the guitar and lively gigs reels and hornpipes on the fiddle, box and whistle with brief stories in between explaining the songs and painting a picture of Elsa's life.

Part Two is Elsa’s Mercenary Fiddler Show featuring well know fiddle, whistle and guitar songs and tunes "Devil Went Down To Georgia " Charlie Daniels Band, "Lord Of The Dance" and "Orange Blossom Special" and many more!!!

The Mercenary Fiddler Show is a high energy foot stomping show for all ages that will have you singing, clapping along and dancing in your seats.

Elsa plays guitar, fiddle whistle and button box. As a singer/song writer has

frequently been likened to Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchel and Joan Baez (a highland version). Elsa is accompanied by “Mr Lister” on piano and keyboards.

Brought up in the heart of Scotland, Elsa’s love affair with music began at an early age. The 5th child of 11 and great grand-daughter to the renowned Scottish painter William McTaggart, Elsa grew up on a self sufficient small holding in a remote area of the Tay Valley, Aberfeldy, Scotland.

Having spent the last 10 years performing abroad with breaks for 2 small tours, this is Elsa’s “Coming Home Tour”.

Elsa also accompanied Finbar Furey of the “Fureys” on the Smile tour in 2010.

Visit Rum’s Red Deer Project


Tomorrow! Still places available if you are on Rum or coming in on the Saturday morning boat.

New at the Rumbling Tum Café today:


Handmade, Rum-sourced venison burgers topped with homemade onion relish on a toasted baguette, served with a crispy fresh salad.


Also available: a refreshing onion and chive soup and superb toasted baguettes with a variety of fillings to choose from, including egg, bacon, cheese, pepperoni, ham and veggie burger.

Visit the Rum Venison Company website HERE

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