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The Isle of Eigg

Small Isles

The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is run by a partnership between the residents of Eigg, The Highland Council, and The Scottish Wildlife Trust since 1997.

The island has a well stocked shop and post office located at the head of the jetty, which can supply all the provisions you may need. There is also a tearoom, and toilet and shower facilities.

Eigg is dominated by “an Sgurr”, a dramatic pitchstone ridge, the largest of its kind in Europe. Laig bay, a large white Atlantic beach, faces the Cuillins of Rum, one of the most memorable views on the west coast of Scotland. Further North is the Singing Sands, a stunning musical quartz beach surrounded by outstanding geological formations. As well as being known as the jewel in the Hebridean crown for its outstanding beauty, 

Eigg has many other cultural and historical attractions: Picts and Vikings have left their marks, and its rich history is steeped in clan warfare and the crofting way of life. Eigg’s pioneering community buy-out ushered in land reform in Scotland, giving islanders control of their future for the first time. 

Among other achievements, Eigg has the first completely wind, water and sun-powered electricity grid in the world. Whether you come for the community or the scenery, to visit Eigg is to begin a life long love affair with our island.

To guide you on your visit, you will find walking maps and booklets, and a variety of books on wildlife, geology and history, as well as souvenirs and craft items at the Craft Shop.

Isle of Eigg Shop: 01687 482432

Email: shop@isleofeigg.org

Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust: 01687 482486

Email: maggie@isleofeigg.net

Website: www.isleofeigg.org

Image by Mick Garratt