The jagged peaks of Rum are a familiar sight on the western seaboard of Scotland. Once the core of a volcano, the island was one of the earliest human settlement sites in Scotland. Today it holds some 200 important archaeological sites and monuments.
Rum is home to spectacular wildlife, including otter, sea eagle and a unique mountaintop colony of Manx shearwaters.
The island was the base for reintroducing sea eagles to Scotland, and since the late 1950s it has also been the focus for important red deer research.