Invitation

 

I would like to buy you/your family a cuppa and piece of cake at one of Sarah’s favourite places, the….

 

Village Hall on the Isle of Rum, Scotland

Wednesday 6 April 2022 at midday

 

We will visit the island as a day trip from Fort William and the schedule will look something like this: 

 

08:30 Train from Fort William to Mallaig 

10:10 Ferry from Mallaig to Rum

11:30 Walk from the jetty on Rum to the village hall (about 1 mile)

12:00 Cup of tea and cake 

13:00 enjoy Rum

14:00 Possible visit to Kinloch Castle

16:05 Ferry from Rum to Mallaig

18:00 Ferry arrives back at Mallaig

18:15 Train from Mallaig to Fort William 

19:37 Arrive Fort William

19:45 McDonalds (optional! - Esme special request!)

 

The Isle of Rum was one of Sarah’s favourite places in the world. It’s a wild, remote, eccentric and beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland. It has a population of around 30 people. Sarah visited many times and led many school trips there. She was also a member of the Kinloch Castle Friends Association helping to support and care for this unique building on the island. 

 

Notes

  • Just to be clear…..I’m only buying tea and cake in the village hall. Everything else is at your expense!!!! 

  • The train and the ferry can be booked on the day. The train is around £15 and the ferry is around £10 return. 

  • The weather around Mallaig and the islands can be extreme. The ferry crossing can be a mill pond but it can also be extremely rough! 

  • There is a walk of about 1 mile on an unmade track to get from the ferry jetty to the village hall (there are no ‘proper’ roads on Rum). 

  • Alfie, Esme and I will be travelling to Fort William by sleeper train leaving London on Sunday 3 April. Then we will staying at the Fort William Premier Inn from Monday 4 April until Friday 8 April. We will then return to London on the sleeper train leaving late on the Friday evening.

  • Anyone who would like to join us at any time for all or part of this journey/holiday is very welcome. 

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