Isle of Rum to get first proper play park
- 11 November 2013
- From the section Highlands & Islands
A small Hebridean island is to get its first proper children's play park.
The Isle of Rum Community Trust has been given £9,500 from the Big Lottery Fund towards the cost of creating a safe, enclosed play area.
It will replace out-of-date play equipment in an area described by islanders as a "midge-infested hollow".
The new play park will be created on a site near Kinloch village hall and will be made available to local and visiting children.
Alison Morris, a trust director and mother-of-one, said the existing play equipment was "antiquated and unsuitable" for young children.
Rum has a population of about 40. Everyone lives in Kinloch, except a deer project researcher who is based at Kilmory.
The island's official website claims that Rum's midges are among the worst on the west coast of Scotland.