HOW would like to live on a remote Scottish island? That’s the question being asked by the Isle of Rum Community Trust.

The organisation is appealing for applicants to live in four new “affordable” eco-homes on the Hebridean island, which has a population of between 30 and 40.

The homes, being built with support from the Scottish Government’s Rural and Islands Housing Fund, are state-of-the-art two-bedroom complexes situated on the edge of the village of Kinloch with views up to the Rum Cuillin.

Those who make the move will have job opportunities in childcare, food production, house maintenance, and marine or mountain tourism, the trust says.

The community land-owning trust, which owns most of Kinloch village, is looking for “dynamic individuals or families who are keen to fit in to the island way of life and help drive positive change for this young and growing community”.

The National: An eco-home under construction on RumAn eco-home under construction on Rum

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart added: “We understand the challenges of developing affordable housing in rural and island areas, which is why the Scottish Government has provided vital funding of £454,000 to the Isle of Rum Community Trust through our Islands Housing Fund to make this project a reality.

“These four new energy efficient homes for affordable rent will provide safe, warm, quality places to live and contribute to the vibrancy and resilience of this island community.”

Like the look of an eco-home on Rum? The deadline for applications is April 6, with houses ready to be moved into by June.

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