I am continuing my habit of mentioning events in the Small Isles as and when appropriate, like I did when we were still on BBC Island Blogging.
In the Isle of Rum, 100 miles south of here, residents are voting to take over management of certain amenities. Rum is an island, measuring 8 by 8 miles, showing a diamond shape on the map. It has some stunning scenery, with mountains rearing up to 2,800 feet about sealevel. It has been owned by government agency Scottish Natural Heritage (and its predecessors) since 1957, and was a study area for red deer for many years. The 17 adults who are eligible to vote are expected to agree to the takeover. Their plans include the establishment of 5 new crofts and the building of new housing, which would take the number of residents from 30 to 80. Following the clearance of Rum in the 1820s, it would certainly be a welcome boost of population.
Bullough Mausoleum, Harris, Isle of Rum
Dining Room, Kinloch Castle
Rum's main road