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The Isle of Rum Regeneration Project

Tesco has teamed up with Greenspace Scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative in Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

For more details of the scheme, follow this link: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

We are proud to announce that our Isle of Rum Regeneration Project is one of the community group projects picked for this region’s scheme

Read more about the Rum project here


Hiking is good for your brain!

14-06-2016

"According to a study published last July in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a 90-minute walk through a natural environment had a huge

positive impact on participants. In a survey taken afterwards, those people who took the natural walk showed far lower levels of brooding, or obsessive worry. The control group who spent that 90 minutes walking through a city reported no such difference. Not only that, but the scientists went a step further and did brain scans of the subjects. They found that there was decreased blood flow to the subgenual prefrontal cortex. What in the world does that mean? Well, increased blood flow to this region of the brain is associated with bad moods. Everything from feeling sad about something, to worrying, to major depression seem to be tied to this brain region. Hiking deactivates it."

For more information, click on the link below:

http://www.wimp.com/what-hiking-does-to-the-brain-...

Gypsy Waggon! New accommodation on Rum...

04-06-2016

Stay on the Isle of Rum in this unique hand built gypsy waggon. Sleeps 2-3...

For more information visit the link below:

https://m.facebook.com/Gypsy-waggon-Rum-844153789050649/?ref=bookmarks

or email:

gypsywaggonrum@gmail.com


Community Bring & Share Meal: From the Sea! Friday 17th June

03-06-2016

Community Bring & Share Meal: From the Sea! 

Friday 17th June: From 7pm in the Village Hall:

Anything foraged or fished (or sneakily bought in, as long as it started its life in or near the ocean!)

Cost £2 if bringing food, £5 if not

The Big Lunch, Sunday 12th June

03-06-2016

Come down to the Community Village Hall from 1pm onwards on Sunday 12th June and join in with the Big Lunch! 

This is an Eden Project inspiration to bring communities together. 

The event is free if you are bringing food, £3 each if not.

Read more about the Eden Project's Big Lunch through the link below:

http://www.thebiglunch.com/

Rum NNR Management Plan Consultation

03-06-2016

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is in the process of producing a new 10 year management plan for the Reserve, and would like to hear the views of people interested in the future of Rum NNR.

The consultation on the new management plan will run from 8th June 2016 to 20th July 2016.

SNH will be holding public drop-in sessions on the dates below. Come along and find out more about the future proposals for Rum NNR and let them know your views.

Isle of Rum Community Hall 10am-3pm on Wednesday 8th June

Alexandra Hotel, Fort William 10am-4pm on Thursday 9th June

West Highland Hotel, Mallaig 9.30am-12pm on Friday 10th June

More details about Rum NNR management can be found through the link below:

http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/rum/

Rum Bunkhouse in the Guardian...

02-06-2016

Rum Bunkhouse is in the Guardian's '10 of the best community-run cottages, hostels and guesthouses in the UK' :) 

See the link below:

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/may/29/10-b...

A new airbnb Bell Tent on Croft 3!

31-05-2016

Bell Tent

Come and stay in our bell tent on our off-grid croft, a semi-tamed corner of the wild Isle of Rum.

This is an off grid island dweller experience rather than a glamping holiday! Our bell tent is on a corner of our working croft where we keep free range poultry which can mean noisy mornings of cockerels crowing but also means a steady supply of delicious fresh eggs!

A perfect opportunity to travel light and experience life on this beautiful, wildlife rich isle. £30 per night, sleeps four with camping beds, sleeping bags, cooking area, fire pit and croft tours available. Full details on airbnb

here or contact nic@isleofrum.com

Bring & Share Food Night: Takeaway Food! Friday 20 May, 2016

15-05-2016

7pm onwards in the Village Hall

Takeaway Night with a twist. The twist being you bring it here rather than take it away! 

Bring and share your favourite takeaway food - pizza, Chinese or Indian cuisine, kebabs, fish and chips... if you usually queue up and take your food away in a carrier bag, then make it at home and bring it along to the village hall instead!


Cost £2 if bringing food, £5 if not

Anniversary Celidh, Friday 13th May

11-05-2016

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

17-04-2016

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!


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