Official Work Parties visit 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 2016 AGM took place in rooms at Glasgow University on Saturday 25th June 2016 at 12 noon, beginning with a light lunch. It was concluded during our 20th anniversary visit to Rum in August.
Please contact Catherine Duckworth firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about all work parties/visits. The next work party will take place from March 16th to March 21st 2017, and from October 6th to 9th, 2017. NB The March work party will be within the Calmac winter timetable, in October the Summer timetable. Numbers are filling fast for the March 2017 work pary and only top bunks are now available. No ferry on Friday in winter.
Accommodation will be in the Rum Community bunkhouse. Note too that there is one twin bedded room, the others being bunks. It is important that you book early to avoid disappointment. There will no longer be any hostel or oak rooms within the castle to stay in and there will not be catered meals. However while 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 with Fliss. Some catering is provided in the Community Hall and 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.