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Sporting Lease Opportunity


RUM National Nature Reserve

To let by Scottish Natural Heritage – a unique opportunity to manage the annual cull of around 60 stags for 5 years, over approximately 9,000 hectares on Rum National Nature Reserve. To be let from 2018 to 2022.

Interested parties are invited to submit an expression of interest in writing to the Project Manager, Lizzie Richards via email: or post to SNH, Dingwall Business Park, Fodderty Way, Dingwall, IV15 9XB, by 31st May 2017.

Please include a main contact name, address, email address and phone number. If you are responding on behalf of a syndicate or consortium, please provide similar details for all other syndicate/consortium members. Full tender documents will be issued to interested parties by 9th June 2017.

8th Anniversary Celidh!


Come along to the Anniversary Celidh in the Village Hall on Saturday 13th May, to celebrate 8 years of community ownership.

Ghetto Tractor playing - featuring Sandra MacBeth, Ian Cameron and Hector Henderson

9pm start

Tickets are £12 on the door

Rum is No.3 in "10 Best Wild Camping Sites in Scotland"


Wild camp on Rum! We're listed No.3 in the Guardian "10 Best Wild Camping Sites in Scotland" - but of course, everyone knows we're really No.1 !!

Celidh! Saturday 29th April


Time to get your dancing shoes on!

Come along to an informal Celidh from about 8pm onwards this Saturday 29th April.

Eilidh Shaw, Ross Martin, John Sommerville and others, will be playing.

A minimum donation of £4 per person on the door is suggested, to help with Hall running costs.

Small Isles Games 2017


Let the Games begin….

…and may the odds be ever in your favour….

Small Isles Games 2017: Hosted by the Isle of Rum

Saturday 22nd July

Games commence 2pm in the castle field

Rum venison burger barbecue

Evening ceilidh & Rum venison chilli at the Village Hall from 7pm

Tickets on the door, price TBC

Raffle with fabulous Rum prizes!

Rum Café


Rum Café will be running from 31st March until 31st October during 2017.

Open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday for soups, plated sandwiches, baked tatties and home-made cakes. Packed lunches will also be available.

Evening meals available 6-8pm but please book in advance for these. 

You can email Kim Taylor - - for more details

Sean's photo....


Sean Morris's photo of a hind in the snow is being used in a press release for a new paper 'Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection'

Read more by following this LINK

Community Bring & Share Meal: American Diner! Saturday 19th November


Community Bring & Share Meal on Saturday 19th November, 7pm onwards

The theme is American Diner - blueberry pancakes, hot dogs, burgers, chicken wings, milk shakes, New York Cheesecake, sticky ribs, steak sandwich, club sandwich, Meg Ryan! (hurr hurr)

Cost: £5 if bringing food, £8 if not

There will be a swear box for anyone mentioning the dreaded "T word" (not officially...)

Fancy Dress Halloween Blasda Bring & Share, Saturday 29th October


Fancy Dress Halloween Blasda! Date changed to 29th (was originally the 8th)

(from the old Irish ‘blasta’ meaning tasty/delicious)

Bring & Share Macabre Meal, Saturday 8th October, 7pm till the ghosts go to bed!

There’s an emphasis on locally sourced ghoulishness, but you can bring anything you like: all residents and visitors welcome for a fun social night in the Village Hall

Cost: £5 if bringing food, £8 if not

Ay Ca-RUM-ba! Change of date!


Ay Ca-RUM-ba! Changed from 17th to 24th of September.

Saturday 24th September: Bring & Share Community Meal: Mexican theme!

If you don’t like Mexican, then it’s nacho lucky day!

Bring your fajitas, tacos and enchiladas, wear your best sombrero and enjoy Sol beers and Tequila slammers!

From 7pm (ish) onwards, in the Village Hall

Entrance: £5 if bringing food, £8 if not

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