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Ranger Service


The Isle of Rum Community Trust has employed a new Ranger, Kat Milligan. 
Kat started in October 2020 and is busy setting up a whole range of activities and events for all ages and abilities for the 2021 season.
You can meet Kat and see what she has to say on the Ranger pages HERE
Page Updated Nov 2020

Visitor Centre

Rum VIsitor Centre (c) MIchael Werndly

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 fishing - you can pick up a leaflet showing the designated fishing lochs, and a form to fill in details of your catch.
The Visitor Centre is open everyday during the summer months.

 Page updated Jan 2020

Kim's Kitchen in the Village Hall

The Café is currently closed for winter, but will re-open in the Spring for quality cakes and coffees. Watch this space!

Evening meals are served 7 nights a week, but must be booked in advance.

Friday night is Fish and Chips night -  with fish from Andy Race in Mallaig, fried in Prosecco batter (or beer on request). 

Email - or visit her website HERE.

Page Updated March 2020

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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 about 15 mins from the Bunkhouse.

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. 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 - 2000. Please see noticeboards for up-to-date opening times.

The Post Office has a facility for withdrawing cash.


Rum Shop Logo

Rum Stores / Post Office

Isle of Rum, PH43 4RR. 

Shop Keeper / Postmistress - Jinty Crocket

Phone: 01687 460 328

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Page updated April 2021

Mountain Bike Hire

Bike Hire (c) Fliss Fraser

Bikes are available for day hire from Rum Crafts.  For more information on tariffs please email or call in at Ivy Cottage, by the phone box.  Booking is preferred. 

Cycling on Rum is hard work and not for the faint-hearted.  The route out of Kinloch Village is very rough and steep in places.

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No local produce is available at the moment. Hopefully our growers will have a bumper year cropping, chopping and bottling a wide range of fruits and veggies. Watch this space.

Page updated Feb 2020

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.


£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



The Village Hall is managed by the Rum Community Association. Please email 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. The red phone box is located on the shore road by the Craft Shop.

Mobile phone reception varies from network to network. Reception is generally better on the east side of the island where a good 4G signal can often be found. Reception on the west of the island is patchy or non-existent and shouldn't be relied upon.


There is wireless internet in the Bunkhouse for guests and there is wi-fi and a computer with internet access available in the Village Hall. The Village Hall is open everyday, and we request of donation of £1 per 30 minutes of wi-fi access to help with Hall running costs.

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Toilets/Showers and Water


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. 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. 


There are fresh water taps at the village campsite and also one on the Old Pier. You can also refill water bottles in the Village Hall. Drinking water on Rum is chlorinated and is sourced at Coire Dubh - the same water source as the hyrdo-electric scheme that powers the whole village.

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Rubbish and Recycling

There are very limited rubbish and recycling facilities on Rum so please try to limit the amount you create or take your rubbish away with you.
There are rubbish and recycling skips at the ferry terminal - one for Glass Recycling, one for Metal & Plastic Recycling and one for General Rubbish.
General rubbish must be bagged and placed in the General Rubbish skip, through one of the side doors (the skip has a covered top). This ends up in landfill, so please recycle as much as possible.
The photo on the right shows what you can put into the Metal & Plastic recycling skip.

Page updated Jan 2020

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