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Isle of Rum
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This tiny remote Scottish island is looking for new residents

Keen for a big life change after lockdown? The Isle of Rum wants to hear from you

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If moving to a remote island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides sounds quite appealing right now, well, let’s just say we’re not massively surprised. Luckily, one such island is actively looking for new residents. 

The Isle of Rum, a tiny rocky island which neighbours Eigg and the Isle of Skye, is just eight miles from end to end and home to around 40 people. Now Rum is attempting to increase its headcount by advertising for new people to come and live there. 

Isle of Rum

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The Isle of Rum Community Trust is looking for residents to move into four new eco-homes, which are currently being built on the island. The two-bedroom houses are on the edge of Kinloch village, and have impressive views of Rum Cuillin mountain. Plus, you’ll have these lovely guys for company... 

Isle of Rum

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Isle of Rum

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You’ll get affordable rent on the island hideaways, and when it comes to work, the trust says there are job opportunities in ‘childcare, food production, house maintenance, fish farming or marine and mountain tourism’.

Young families and those with a trade or skill that could help boost the local economy will be considered favourably, but primarily the island is looking for ‘dynamic individuals or families who are keen to fit into the island way of life and help drive positive change for this young and growing community’.

Sound like you? Totally done with city life? The deadline for applications was pushed back thanks to lockdown and is now August 28.

Forms and more info can be accessed here or by emailing isleofrumhousing@gmail.com

After more of a quick fix? Check out these super rural getaways from London or the cosiest places to hibernate in the UK

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