400 people apply to live in four eco-homes on Isle of Rum twenty miles off ...

An appeal for new residents on a remote Scottish island has attracted more than 400 applications from around the world - with Covid helping with the search.

The Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides, put out a call for tenants to join the population of around just 30 people after building four new two-bedroom eco homes. 

Applications came in from countries, including Argentina, USA, Australia, Spain and

The Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides, put out a call for tenants to join the population of around just 30 people after building four new two-bedroom eco homes

The Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides, put out a call for tenants to join the population of around just 30 people after building four new two-bedroom eco homes

There have also been a number of bids made by Londoners looking to swap the city for life on the island, which has only one community shop. 

More than 3,000 notes of interest landed in the trust's inbox, with inquiries coming from countries including India and Pakistan.

Rum is known as the 'Forbidden Island', situated twenty miles off Scotland's west coast, with ferries only running four times a week in winter. 

The Isle of Rum Community Trust, which launched the search for new residents, hope to raise the population of the island to 60 people with the new housing.

The greater resident numbers will support the island school, which has a roll of just two, as well as future investment and infrastructure projects.

There have also been a number of bids made by Londoners looking to swap the city for life on the island, pictured, which has only one community shop

There have also been a number of bids made by Londoners looking to swap the city for life on the island, pictured, which has only one community shop

Steve Robertson, development manager at the trust, said he was 'very pleased' with the response and said the pandemic may have helped to drive the high level of interest.

Mr Robertson said that Covid-19 has been 'mentioned a few times' and has perhaps helped the interest in living on Rum.

He said: 'If there is further

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