Official Work Parties have regularly visited the island twice a year to further the practical work of the Kinloch Castle Friends Association. The dates of work parties will be given in Newsletters and on the website. eNewsletters are produced at least twice a year and more if necessary. Copies of these may also be viewed through the website.
The 2018 AGM will take place in rooms at Glasgow University on Saturday 16th June 2018 at 12 noon, beginning with a light lunch. The minutes are available through the website.
Please contact Catherine Duckworth firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about all work parties/visits. There will be extra work parties now our plans are continuing for asset transfer. Much work will be needed to prepare the hostel, bar and bistro including painting, cleaning, etc etc. Dates will be coming soon.
Accommodation will be in the Rum Community bunkhouse but we hope soon to also be able to use the castle hostel although facilities will be pretty basic there to start with. Note too that in the bunkhouse there is one twin bedded room, the others being bunks. It is important that you book early to avoid disappointment. We each make our own breakfasts and lunches, we share the cooking for the evening meals and therefore eat together. Some may prefer to stay at the B&B at Ivy Cottage with Fliss Fraser. See www.isleofrum.com for full information. Some catering is provided in the Community Hall and we usually eat there on one evening during our stay. The Rum shop is also extremely well stocked now.
Many members have stayed at the Castle at other times than with work parties. Castle experiences will build up a picture of the castle at different times. I’d be delighted to add your voice.