Isle of Rum is one of the "Small Isles" - part of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands (Lochaber district). Rum Island covers a total area of approx 11 km2 (40 ml2) and has population under 50.
- Rum Island is the largest of Small Isles, and Scotland's 15th largest. However, its population of around 20 people all live in the village of Kinloch.
- The island provides some of Scotland's earliest known evidence of human occupation. In 1957, Rum was bought by the Nature Conservancy Council.
- Today, the island is an important study site for ecology research, especially of red deer, as well as the site of successful reintroduction program for white-tailed sea eagle.
- In addition to its status as Scottish National Nature Reserve, Isle of Rum was designated "Biosphere Reserve" (1976-2002), "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (1987) and has a total of 17 sites listed as important ancient monuments.
- The island's economy is entirely dependent on Scottish Natural Heritage - a public body (funded by the Scottish Government) responsible for the country's natural heritage.
- The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry ship MV Lochnevis operates on a circular itinerary route leaving roundtrip from Mallaig (ferry port in Lochaber, on Highlands of Scotland's western coast) and visiting the "Small Isles" Eigg, Canna, Muck and Rum.
Highlights: Kinloch Castle, Loch Scresort
Isle of Rum cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Rum Island dock (anchor) at Kinloch - port town on the eastern coast.
The Isle of Rum cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland.
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Port Isle of Rum cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Isle of Rum, Kinloch, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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12 May, 2017