The Entrance Hall at Kinloch Castle on Rum

The Isle of Rum

Afascinating island and one of Scotland's finest National Nature Reserves.

For many years, the "Forbidden Island" was closed off by the Bullough family. Used as a private sporting estate, landing on the island was by invitation only. Owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage since 1957, Rum offers mountains, coast, vistas to the Small Isles and a great visitor experience. Having visited the island on many occasions, this page depicts some of my experiences.

Home to a variety of birds and animals including sea eagles, deer, goats, otters, seals and many others, Rum is a very special island with a unique geological history.