Isle of Rum, Scotland
The Isle of Rum is one of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, in the district of Lochaber, Scotland. It is the largest of the Small Isles, and the fifteenth largest Scottish island, but is inhabited by only about thirty or so people, all of whom live in the village of Kinloch on the east coast. The island has been inhabited since the 8th millennium BC and provides some of the earliest known evidence of human occupation in Scotland.
Rum is of exceptional ecological importance, but thanks to its volcanic origins and its present day wildlife, notably red deer and white-tailed sea eagle. With the exception of Kinloch, the island is uninhabited, and offers stunning landscapes and walking.
Things to See & Do
* Kinloch Castle
* Bronze age burial cairns and standing stones
* Historical sites
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – Irish, English
Population – 30 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code - 44
Port Location – The port is located at the village of Kinloch on the east coast of Rum.
Transport Links - A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, MV Lochnevis, links Rùm and the neighbouring Small Isles of Canna, Eigg and Muck, to the mainland port of Mallaig some 27 kilometres (17 miles) and 1½ hours sailing time away. During the summer months the islands are also served by Arisaig Marine's ferry MV Sheerwater from Arisaig, 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of Mallaig.