Scenic Scottish island with 32 people invites new residents

Scenic Scottish island with 32 people invites new residents
Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum | Photo: Shutterstock Images

Here is a golden opportunity to settle down in a peaceful and picturesque island in Scotland which has a mere 32 residents at present. The Isle of Rum is looking for new residents at the four new eco homes being built at Kinloch, the only village on the island.

The population of the island is set to fall as some of the children would be shifting to their schools soon. Residents of Isle of Rum hope that the new arrivals would include young people who are eager to lead a peaceful and healthy life. The official website of Isle of Rum says the island is seeking ‘enthusiastic’ youths and families who can get along with the residents and their way of life to settle there.

Isle of Rum has now six small children, while the remaining people are aged between 30 and 40 years. There is a primary school as well as a nursery school on the island. High-speed fibre broadband is available in all houses and new residents can take up occupations such as child care, growing food items, housekeeping, fish farming and sea and mountain tourism, says the website.

The four new eco-homes coming up for new residents offer scenic views of the surroundings and have two bedrooms each. The construction is being carried out with the support of the Scottish government’s Rural and Islands Housing Fund.

Isle of Rum, located in the Lochaber district of Scotland, is owned by the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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