Rum

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A RE­MOTE is­land com­mu­nity trust has re­ceived plan­ning per­mis­sion to cre­ate a com­mu­nity gar­den.

The Isle of Rum Com­mu­nity Trust plans to build a poly tun­nel and the gar­den. It also hopes to form a com­mu­nity al­lot­ment area.

Lo­cated on an old tree nurs­ery within the grounds of Kin­loch Cas­tle, the trust has had the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion ac­cepted by the High­land Coun­cil for a tem­po­rary pe­riod un­til 2020.

The tem­po­rary na­ture of the ap­pli­ca­tion is be­cause the gar­den will be within the cur­tilage of the cas­tle, which is a listed build­ing.

Fliss Fraser, from the com­mu­nity trust, told the

Lochaber Times: ‘We want to start build­ing the poly tun­nel as soon as pos­si­ble. It will be split up into sec­tions and peo­ple will pay for a wee plot where they can grow their own pro­duce. We are also hop­ing to plant some fruit trees out­side.

‘I think gar­den­ing is quite re­lax­ing. Stress lev­els are not par­tic­u­larly high out here, but ev­ery­one can now enjoy eat­ing what they have grown.’

Money made will be put back into the com­mu­nity trust, and used to pur­chase things such as the fruit trees.

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