Remote Scottish island that looks like Jurassic Park needs shopkeeper

Would you like to live in Jurassic Park? Remote Scottish island that is dead ringer for the movie dinosaur attraction needs a new shopkeeper to serve its population of 40

  • Applications are open to live and work on the remote Scottish island 
  • The Isle of Rum is looking for a shopkeeper for its 40 inhabitants  

A remote Scottish island that’s a dead ringer for the island featured in the hit film Jurassic Park is looking for a shopkeeper to serve its 40 inhabitants. 

The diamond shaped Isle of Rum is located off the west coast of Scotland and is one of the largest Small Isles in the Inner Hebrides. 

The beauty of the island is undeniable with its high peaks and sweeping valleys drawing beautiful comparisons to the Hawaiian setting of the Na Pali Coast – that served as Isla Nubar in the Jurassic Park films. 

Fortunately for anyone interested in the role, the Scottish island is not currently home to any dinosaurs. 

However, it is home to an abundance of British wildlife including deer and mountain goats.  

The Isle of Rum is located in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland 

The island’s topography bares striking similarities to the island used as the setting ogf Jurassic Park (Pictured: Na Pali Coast, Hawaii)  

Fortunately there are no actual dinosaurs on the Isle of Rum (Pictured: Jurassic Park)

Applications are now open to become to island’s new shopkeeper and locals expect their to be fierce competition after hundreds of people registered their interest to live in new homes built a few years ago.

The position will also be attractive to families due to the island having a school.  

The position comes with exciting development opportunities including the option to build a new ‘community hub’ within a few years. 

The successful applicant will also be given the chance to rent a modern two-bedroom home nearby. 

Commenting on the opportunity Steve Robertson, development officer at the trust, said: ‘It’s really a centre for the island. 

‘It can work as a pub, with people buying alcohol and drinking outside. But it is also the pharmacy and the post office as there is nowhere else to buy anything.

The new shopkeeper will operate in the hub of the 40 strong community

‘There’s an opportunity for whoever takes on the shop to process the venison we have here, of which there is plenty, and make it more widely available to locals. 

‘It’s a challenging place to run a business, with it being the only shop on the island. 

‘But for some people, it is the ideal sort of environment and exactly what they want.’ 

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