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Ranger Service

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Rum has a Community Ranger who is full of useful information to help make your visit more enjoyable. To find out what the Ranger has to offer, follow this link to her page in the Wildlife section.

Visitor Centre

Rum VIsitor Centre (c) MIchael Werndly

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The Rum Visitor Centre is situated on the lower shore road near the old pier. Here you can learn about the island’s special features, the walking opportunities and pick up some handy information leaflets. There is also further information on how to obtain a fishing license.
 
The Visitor Centre is open everyday during the summer months.  In the winter, information can be found at the Ranger post in the Village Hall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page updated 6th January 2013

Teashop Cafe in the Village Hall

The Rumbling Tums Cafe is now open from 11am - 3pm in the Village Hall, serving a range of home made soups, scones, cakes and biscuits to satisfy and sustain your through your Rum-ventures.

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Page updated June 2014

Post Office / Village Shop

Rum Shop (c) George Logan

The Isle of Rum Shop and Post Office is small but very well stocked with a wide range of groceries including bread, veggies, dairy, meat, snacks, alcohol, toiletries, books and plenty of midge repellent. Rum shop also stocks a handy pocket-sized laminated fold-up map of the island ask in store for details.

You can find it next to the Village Hall which is about a 25 minute walk from the ferry terminal but only a 5 minute walk from Kinloch Castle.

If you’re planning to visit Rum as part of a large group, groceries can be pre-ordered, but please place your order at least one week in advance. Follow this link to an order form orphone the shop for more information. Due to opening times, if no-one answers please leave a message and Jinty will get back to you as soon as possible.

During Summer, Post Office opening hours are 1000-1200 on the Calmac ferry days and the shop is also open most evenings 1700 - 1900. Please see noticeboards for up-to-date opening times.

The shop now has chip and PIN and can offer a cashback service. The Post Office also has a facilitly for withdrawing cash.

Have a look at the Order Form here.

Contact

Rum Stores / Post Office

Isle of Rum, PH43 4RR, UK

Shop Keeper / Postmistress - Jinty Crocket

Phone: 01687 460 328
Email: rumshop@isleofrum.com

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Page updated 2nd January 2014

Bike Hire

Bike Hire (c) Fliss Fraser

 

Bike hire is available on the island from Fliss and Sandy via the Craft Shop or Ivy Cottage Guest House.

Both day and half day hire is available

See http://www.rumbikehire.co.uk/ for more details or email Fliss fliss@isleofrum.com

 

 

 

 

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Market Day Produce (c) Nic Goddard

Produce

Here on Rum we are proud to produce a lot of our own food from home grown fruit, salad and vegetables, to freshly laid eggs and honey. We are lucky to have wild fruits and other foragers delights growing here and we have some very talented cooks, brewers, bakers, preservers and picklers!

Local produce is available to buy from Jinty at Rum Shop, home baked cakes on offer in the teashop and produce available direct from our crofters and gardeners.

Rum Venison has a selection of cuts available including roasting joints, steaks, sausages and burgers. Contact sales@rumvenison.co.uk for more details on our available items to purchase.

Croft 3 has free range chicken, duck and goose eggs either from Rum Shop or direct from the honesty table at the gates of Croft 3, along the lower side of the North Side Nature Trail. Seasonal products are also available. Home made bread, cakes and pies can be ordered and delivered down to Kinloch Village. Email produce@croft3.co.uk for prices, to place an order or arrange collection.

Isle of Rum Village Hall Hire

Rum Village Hall (c) Georgina McMillan

The Isle of Rum Village Hall is available for hire. If you are thinking of coming to Rum to hold an event such as a wedding, a birthday or anniversary party then hiring the Village Hall is a must. With its own well-appointed kitchen, small stage and large dance floor, there is ample room to ceilidh. See photos and YouTube video of Rum events below.

Prices

£6 per hour to hire the Village Hall and kitchen. To hire the Village Hall for a night, charges start at £100 (plus a £50 refundable deposit) for a 1700 start with hirers making sure the hall is clean and tidy by 0900 the following day.

Here are some Youtube videos people have taken at events in our Village Hall

         

Contact

The Village Hall is managed by the Rum Community Association. Please email info@isleofrum.com for more information on booking the Village Hall for your event.

Concert in the Rum Village Hall (c) Georgina McMillanRum Ceilidh (c) Georgina McMillanRum Village Hall Deck (c) Georgina McMillan

 

 


 



 

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Public payphones and Mobile Phones

Payphone by the Craft Shop (c) Georgina McMillan

There is one public payphone on Rum. It is located on the shore road by the Craft Shop - in the red phone box.
There is limited mobile phone reception on Rum but connection is often possible in front Kinloch Castle or by the Village Hall. There are some areas out of the village where a signal is received such as up on the hilltops - but this is not reliable.

Internet

There is wireless internet in Kinloch Hostel for guests and a coin-operated computer with internet access is available at the Village Hall. The Village Hall is open everyday.

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Toilets/Showers and Water

Toilets

There are two public toilets at the village campsite which is a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. There are also toilets in the Village Hall which is a 25 minute walk from the ferry terminal.  There is also a composting toilet at the ferry terminal.Rum Public Toilets (c) Georgina McMillan

Rum Village Campsite Showers (c) Georgina McMillanShowers

In summer the village campsite has two hot showers. If you are not staying over at the campsite, you may still have a shower as a day visitor. Showers for day visitors are £1.50 per person and please limit your shower to 5 minutes. The honesty box can be found on the side of the shower block.

Water

There are fresh water taps at the village campsite and also one on the Old Pier. You can also fill your water bottle at the Village Hall where there is another outdoor tap. Drinking water on Rum is chlorinated and is sourced at Coire Dubh - the same water source as the hyrdo-electric sheme that powers the whole village.

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Rubbish and Recycling

There are limited rubbish and recycling facilities on Rum so please try to limit the amount you create or take your rubbish away with you. Please try to compost as much as you can and burn any paper or cardboard if practical and safe to do so.
There are big skips at the ferry terminal where you can put your rubbish - one for Glass Recycling, one for Metal Recycling and one for General Rubbish. Plastic bottles can now be recycled and go in the skip with the metal tins.
Glass and Metal Recycling wheelie bins can also be found at the Village Hall and a Battery Recycling Point is located in the Village Hall foyer.
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