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Isle of Rum Community Ranger Service

Isle of Rum Community Ranger Service LogoIsle of Rum Community Trust Logo

Whether you’re on Rum for a few hours or a few days, the Community Ranger Service helps to ensure that all visitors get the most from the island’s outstanding cultural and natural heritage.

The island offers excellent walking opportunities and is one of the best places to be if you’re into wildlife. Whatever your interests, there’s something here for you. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure and an enthusiasm for one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ranger Kat has had to leave her post of IRCT Community Ranger, she says:

"This is not an easy update for me to make and it is with great sadness that I must say I am stepping down from the role as the IRCT’s Community Ranger. I am very flattered and grateful to have been given this opportunity and it saddens me to have to leave.

It was not a decision that was easy to make however unforeseen circumstances have forced me to do so. I love the Isle of Rum, I find its community inspiring, its landscape and history fascinating, wildlife and natural heritage diverse and abundant. I had looked forward to helping visitors see some of what this incredible gem of the small isles has to offer and how environmentally important it is now that things are opening up again.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents, peers, volunteers and visitors for their support during this curious, and challenging, year past. I wish everyone the absolute best for the future and very much hope my relationship with the Isle of Rum does not end here.
To those of you hoping to visit the Isle of Rum whether it is a new exploration or a familiar home from home I hope you discover what a truly special and magical place it is and most of all have fun on Rum!"

Please check back to see what happens next for the Rum Ranger service. We will update as soon as possible.

Important information

Please come prepared as Rum is a rough and ready sort of place, but all guided walks are on fairly level roads and are considered good. However, please bring walking shoes or boots, warm clothing, waterproofs and a midge-hood! Tours are subject to confirmation and may be cancelled if the weather is bad, so please check the notice boards around the village, or confirm with the ranger

Please look here to see the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which has information about your rights and responsibilities when out in the countryside.

Maps, Leaflets and Species Lists (PDFs)

Rum Map (c)

Kinloch Village Map

Isle of Rum Birds Leaflet

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Small Isles

The Birds of Rum Species List - (compiled from "Checklist of the Birds of Rhum")

The Flowering Plants of Rum Species List (compiled from "The Flora of Rum")

The Conifers of Rum Species List (compiled from "The Flora of Rum")

The Ferns of Rum Species List (compiled from "The Flora of Rum")

The Stoneworts, Liverworts, Mosses, Clubmosses, Quilworts and Horsetails of Rum Species Lists (compiled from "The Flora of Rum")

The Kinloch Village Map is now available as a download, price £1. All proceeds go to the Community Trust. Click on the buy now link and follow the instructions.


Further Reading

For info about books and resources, please visit our  Further Reading section

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