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.
The Ranger Service is involved in a wide range of activities and produces an annual events programme which includes engaging family-oriented wildlife experiences, guided walks and evening talks. The service also provides educational support for visiting schools, universities & organised parties, but booking is essential if assistance is required.
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The Isle of Rum Community Trust Regeneration Project is still ongoing but we have allocated all the volunteer positions now.
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>>Not able to make one of the walks during your visit? Ask the Ranger about tailoring a walk to fit with your time on Rum<<
Ranger events Programme 2016
The Programme is over for this year
If you are visiting Rum over the winter months and would like a guided walk or talk, please contact Ranger Trudi -
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
As well as our land-based talks programme, the Ranger Service also caters for impromptu visits from cruise ships which anchor in Loch Scresort overnight. This programme is relatively flexible, but usually involves a forty minute evening (usually after dinner) presentation about the island, and a question and answer session afterward. Please contact the ranger for more information.
The Isle of Rum Community Ranger Service encourage visits from schools, universities and organised groups. If you need educational support for a field trip please contact the ranger with your inquiry and we’ll do our best to make sure you get the most from your visit.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Ranger Service, we hold several events each year. Please keep up to date with the
Events page or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The Visitor Centre is situated on the lower shore road near the old pier. There’s an exhibition space where you can learn about the island’s special features and walking opportunities. If you need to apply for a fishing license or pick up information leaflets, the Centre is open everyday, c. 0830-1700.
My name is Trudi Clarke. I’m an environmental biologist with many years’ experience in nature reserve management and field biology: I have worked with Sandwich terns on Anglesey; saltmarsh birds, plants and Natterjack toads in Dorset; mice on St Kilda and rare plants in southern Portugal. Most recently, I have been running guided wildlife walks in Bristol, while studying for an MSc in Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
I’ve had a special affinity for the wildlife and communities of the Scottish Western Isles since my first visit to Islay in 2006. I have visited the Outer Hebrides twice and returned to Islay and Jura nearly ten times now. In 2012, I spent four weeks on St Kilda working as a field research assistant for the St Kilda Mouse Project.