Isle of Rum Events
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Midsummer Rum (c) Ali Morris

 
 
 

Spring

As Rum reawakens from winter hibernation and the cuckoo begins to call, a visit in spring is full of wonderful things, stay longer and join in with them all!

Every Tuesday & Thursday- Seawatch with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Otter Hide 1100-1300hrs Tues, 1000-1200hrs Thurs. No charge

Every Wednesday - Discover Rum. Guided walk in conjunction with CalMac ferries. Meet at the ferry pier, 11.45am £5/£2.50

Every Tuesday and Thursday - Evening Talk - The Isle of Rum, An Introduction. Village Hall 1930hrs. £5/£2

Every Thursday - Rum Seabird & Dolphin Experience  - Boat trip to Soay, May to September. Meet at the ferry pier 1300hrs. £10/£5

Every Friday - Where Eagles Dare. Guided walk with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Village Hall at 0930hrs. £8/£4

April

Easter Weekend Monday 2nd April

1-3pm: Easter Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for signs of spring and forage for seafood! Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Wednesday 11th - Wednesday 18th April

Big Blue Ocean beach cleans all week, led by Rum Primary School

>>>> The beach cleans have now been rescheduled for August<<<<


Ranger Away 19th-26th April

Friday 27th April: 7.30-8.30pm: Evening talk – “An Introduction to the Isle of Rum” (twice-weekly talk) An evening lecture with slides about the history, wildlife and geology of Rum.

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Saturday 28th April: 11am-1pm: Wildlife Walk: Rum has a wealth of wildlife to see and appreciate. Join the Ranger for a guided walk around the shores and woodlands. Wear good boots, as some areas are boggy.

Meet outside the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children


Watch the Night Skies: 22nd-23rd April - Lyrids Meteor Showers


May

Wednesday 2nd May: 7.30-8.30pm: RUM Talk: World Tuna Day! The Lion of the Sea: the amazing Tuna fish

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Friday 4th May: 7.30-8.30pm: RUM Talk: Star Wars Day! The Creatures of Star Wars

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children


Saturday 5th May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

12-2pm: May Day Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, seabirds and flowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

7.30-8.30pm: Evening talk: History of Science Lecture: Everything's Relative! Adventures in Physics

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Sunday 6th May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

1-3pm: May Day Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for seabirds and seals. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Monday 7th May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

5am-8am: Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential.

10am-12pm: May Day Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, deer and carnivorous plants. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children


Saturday 12th May: 7.30-8.30pm: RUM Talk: The Migratory Birds of Rum (Migratory Bird Weekend)

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children


Monday 14th May: 5am-8am Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential.

Monday 21st May: 5am-8am Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential.


Saturday 26th May: Bank Holiday Weekend

12-2pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, seabirds and flowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Saturday 26th May: 7.30-8.30pm: Evening talk: History of Science Lecture: Pea Plants & Butterflies: Evolution's not all about Darwin!

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Sunday 27th May: Bank Holiday Weekend

11am-1pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk & Wild Forage

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for seabirds and seals, and to forage for wild seafood. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places. Bring a bowl or bag if you want to take your seafood home to cook.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Monday 28th May: Bank Holiday Weekend

5am-8am Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential.

10am-12pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, deer and carnivorous plants. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

For more information on these events, visit the Ranger Service page  here or email ranger@isleofrum.com

Summer

When the midges do bite if its not too bright and the wind doesn't blow them away, join us on Rum for a whole lot of fun for a day trip or a holiday

Every Tuesday & Thursday- Seawatch with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Otter Hide 1100-1300hrs Tues, 1000-1200hrs Thurs. No charge

Every Wednesday - Discover Rum. Guided walk in conjunction with CalMac ferries. Meet at the ferry pier, 11.45am £5/£2.50

Every Tuesday and Thursday - Evening Talk - The Isle of Rum, An Introduction. Village Hall 1930hrs. £5/£2

Every Thursday - Rum Seabird & Dolphin Experience - Boat trip to Soay, May to September. Meet at the ferry pier 1300hrs. £10/£5

Every Friday - Where Eagles Dare. Guided walk with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Village Hall at 0930hrs. £8/£4

June

Monday 4th June: 5am-8am: Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential

Wednesday 6th June : 2-4pm: Summer Birds of Rum

Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, seabirds and birds of prey. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall. Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Friday 8th June 7.30-8.30pm : Evening talk: History of Science Lecture: Sounds Deep: Oceanography since Aristotle

Starts in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Monday 11th June: 5am-8am: Birdsong & Breakfast

A 2hr Dawn Chorus Walk around the shores and woodlands, followed by breakfast at the Isle of Rum Café. Meet outside the Bunkhouse at 5am, returning to the village hall for breakfast at 7am.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT: Cost £15 Adults / £10 Children

To book a place, email ranger@isleofrum.com

If you want to come on the walk only, prices are £10 Adults / £5 Children, and booking is still essential

Wednesday 20th June : 2-4pm: Orchids of Rum

Join the Ranger for a guided walk to look for some of the many orchids that make Rum a riot of colour in the summer. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall. Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Saturday 23rd June: 1pm-8pm: Meet the Locals: the Red Deer Project at Kilmory

A guided walk to Kilmory to learn about the Rum Deer Project and see the deer

There will be a short talk about the Deer Project and a chance to see the vast collection of skulls and antlers built up over the last 40+ years

Meet outside the Village Hall at 1pm, returning by around 8pm

Wear good boots – it’s a 16km (10 mile) round trip, on mostly dry but uneven surfaces. Bring a picnic supper, cameras, binoculars and midge repellent/jackets

£10 Adults / £5 Children *Booking essential*

For booking and more details speak to the Ranger or contact her on ranger@isleofrum.com

**NO DOGS PLEASE**


July

Monday 2nd July: 2-4pm: Orchids of Rum: Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for some of the wonderful orchids that make Rum so colourful in the summer.

Meet outside the village hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Saturday 14th July: (Year of Young People crossover with History Lectures) 5-6pm: Youthful Wisdom: Young scientists through the ages.

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Monday 16th July: 3-5pm: Summer Birds of Rum. Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, shorebirds & birds of prey.

Meet outside the village hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Monday 23rd July: 9.30am-1.30pm: Basking Shark Search

Join the Ranger for a guided walk to Port Na Caranean to search for this amazing plankton-feeding shark – the second largest fish in the world! Wear good boots and bring sandwiches, drinks, cameras, binoculars and midge repellent/nets.

Meet outside the Village Hall at 9.30am Cost £10 Adults / £5 Children

Booking is advised for this walk. Email the ranger on ranger@isleofrum.com

Friday 27th July: 5-6pm: History of Science Lecture: T-minus – a History of Space Flight

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Monday 30th July: 5-6pm: RUM Talk: The Even-More-Ancient Mariners – Whales & Dolphins of the World

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

August

Wednesday 1st August: 5-6pm: RUM Talk: The Even-More-Ancient Mariners – Whales & Dolphins of the World

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Saturday 4th August:

12-2pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk.Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, seabirds and wildflowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

5-6pm: RUM Talk: The Even-More-Ancient Mariners – Whales & Dolphins of the World

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Sunday 5th August:

2pm-4pm: RUM Talk: (Hen Harrier Week & 2018 Year of the Bird) The Hen Harriers of Rum – 1hr talk followed by a 1hr guided walk

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Monday 6th August:

2-4pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk. Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, deer and wildflowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Saturday 11th August: 5-6pm: RUM Talk (International Youth Day and 2018 Year of Young People) Saving the World: how young people are inventing & innovating to save our planet

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Saturday 18th August: 5-6pm: History of Science Lecture: Girls Just Wanna Do Science – and Always Have!

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Thursday 23rd August: 7.30-8.30pm: History of Science Lecture: Jurassic Sparks – Two Centuries of Really Annoying the Creationists!

Starts at 7.30pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Late August Bank Holiday Weekend (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)

Saturday 25th August:

12-2pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk.Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, seabirds and wildflowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

5-6pm: RUM Talk: Mysteries of the Deep – Nessie & other mysterious creatures of loch & ocean.

Starts at 5pm in the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2 Children

Sunday 26th August:

2-4pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Wildlife Walk. Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, deer and wildflowers. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Monday 27th August:

2-4pm: Bank Holiday Weekend Guided Bird Walk. Join the Ranger for a guided wildlife walk to look for songbirds, shorebirds and birds of prey. Good boots are essential as it will be wet in places.

Meet at the Village Hall Cost £5 Adults / £2.50 Children

Wednesday 29th August – Wednesday 5th September:

Come and join the Big Blue Ocean team for some beach cleans and barbeques!

Cost will just be a donation towards food if you want to attend a barbeque.

For more information on any of these events visit the Ranger Service page here or email ranger@isleofrum.com

Autumn

As the leaves change colour and fall from the trees and the red deer rut, bellow and fight, we harvest Rum's larder, feast on our produce and send fireworks into the night!

Every Tuesday & Thursday- Seawatch with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Otter Hide 1100-1300hrs Tues, 1000-1200hrs Thurs. No charge

Every Wednesday - Discover Rum. Guided walk in conjunction with CalMac ferries. Meet at the ferry pier, 11.45am £5/£2.50

Every Tuesday and Thursday - Evening Talk - The Isle of Rum, An Introduction. Village Hall 1930hrs. £5/£2

Every Thursday - Rum Seabird & Dolphin Experience - Boat trip to Soay, May to September. Meet at the ferry pier 1300hrs. £10/£5

Every Friday - Where Eagles Dare. Guided walk with Community Ranger Trudi. Meet at the Village Hall at 0930hrs. £8/£4

October

For more information on Ranger led activities, please e-mail ranger@isleofrum.com

For more information on SNH events, please e-mail lesley.watt@snh.gov.uk

Winter

It may be cold but it's sure not bleak as we light candles and twinkling lights, we'll light up the dark as we celebrate -shorter days just mean longer nights!

Page updated 28th February 2018

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