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How would you like to live on Rum?

07-03-2020

The Isle of Rum Community Trust is seeking applicants for four new eco-homes for affordable rent which are currently under construction. These state of the art, two-bedroom homes sit on the edge of the village of Kinloch with clear sweeping views up to the majestic Rum Cuillin. These houses remove a major barrier to accessing the many working opportunities on the island. The homes have been made possible with major support from the Scottish Government's Rural and Islands Housing Fund. 

For many years it has been difficult, if not impossible, to think of moving to live on Rum without a job offer and a home to move into.

The community land owning Trust, who own most of Kinloch village, is looking for dynamic individuals or families who are keen to fit in to the island way of life and help drive positive change for this young and growing community. Rum has a population of between 30 and 40 adults and children. We have a small, dynamic Primary and nursery School. All homes have high quality fibre broadband and the island has a wide range of job opportunities such as in childcare, food production, house maintenance, fish farming or marine and mountain tourism.

The Trust are open to housing applications from anyone. If, however, you have a trade, a skill or other business 

you could bring to the island to help diversify and grow the local economy then that would be seen as of great benefit. Also, young families are always a major contribution to isolated communities and so if you have young children they would find a wonderful island to play and learn in and so applicants with children will also be considered favourably in the allocation process.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6th April 2020. We hope that the houses will be available for occupation by June 2020. Application forms and further information are available from development@isleofrum.com

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