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Eigg [http://www.isleofeigg.org/] is one of the group of islands known as [[Small Isles]], it lies 10 miles of the coast of [[Scotland]]. The island is owned and cared for by [http://www.isleofeigg.org/trust/ Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust] which was setup in 1997 by residents of Eigg and various other organisations.
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'''Eigg''' [http://www.isleofeigg.org] lies 10 miles of the coast of [[Scotland]] amongst the [[Small Isles]].
  
==Get in==
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=== Understand ===
You can get to Eigg by either the CalMac[http://www.calmac.co.uk/] ferry from [[Mallaig]] or the Arisaig Marine[http://www.arisaig.co.uk/] service from [[Arisaig]].
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==Get around==
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Eigg is owned and cared for by the [http://www.isleofeigg.org/trust/ Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust] which was set up in 1997 by residents of Eigg and various other organisations.
It is small island, so it is easy to walk from end to the other.
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Bike hire is available.
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==See==
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== Get in ==
* The Singing Sands and the beach at Laig Bay - near Cleadale, in the North of the island.
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* An Sgurr, a large crag in the Southern end of the island. At 393m it is Eigg's highest point.
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==Do==
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You can get to Eigg by either the [http://www.calmac.co.uk CalMac] ferry from [[Mallaig]] or the [http://www.arisaig.co.uk Arisaig Marine] service from [[Arisaig]].
  
* The Sgurr is as pleasant to climb as it is to see from afar.  A trail from the ferry landing leads to the summit, with no climbing difficulties.  Be even better prepared for cold and wet than you would be if you were only looking at the summit, not climbing it.  Be careful of how much time you're taking, so that you can be back to the landing before the ferry sails back to Mallaig or Arisaig.
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== Get around ==
* Massacre Cave, an historic site of some significance, is a short-to-medium walk from the ferry landing.
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==Buy==
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It's a small island, so it's easy to walk from end to the other.
Craft shop near the pier at Galmisdale selling locally produced goods as well as a range of books and souvenirs.
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==Eat==
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Bicycle hire is available.
Tearoom near the pier at Galmisdale.
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==Drink==
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== See ==
  
==Sleep==
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* '''The Singing Sands and the beach''' at Laig Bay - near Cleadale, in the north of the island.
There are a number of guest houses, self catering cottages and bothys on the island.
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There is a basic campsite by the bay near Galmisdale.
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* '''An Sgurr''' is a large crag in the southern end of the island - Eigg's highest point (393m).
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== Do ==
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* '''An Sgurr''' is as pleasant to climb as it is to see from afar. A trail from the ferry landing leads to the summit, with no climbing difficulties. Be even better prepared for cold and wet than you would be if you were only looking at the summit, not climbing it, and be careful of how much time you're taking, so that you can be back to the landing before the ferry sails back to Mallaig or Arisaig.
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* '''Massacre Cave''' is an historic site of some significance, a short-to-medium walk from the ferry landing.
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== Buy ==
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A craft shop near the pier at Galmisdale sells locally produced goods as well as a range of books and souvenirs.
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== Eat & drink==
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There's a tearoom near the pier at Galmisdale.
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== Sleep ==
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There are a number of guest houses, self catering cottages and bothys, plus a basic campsite by the bay near Galmisdale.
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== Get out ==
  
==Get out==
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:24, 7 March 2006

Eigg [1] lies 10 miles of the coast of Scotland amongst the Small Isles.

Contents

Understand

Eigg is owned and cared for by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust which was set up in 1997 by residents of Eigg and various other organisations.

Get in

You can get to Eigg by either the CalMac ferry from Mallaig or the Arisaig Marine service from Arisaig.

Get around

It's a small island, so it's easy to walk from end to the other.

Bicycle hire is available.

See

  • The Singing Sands and the beach at Laig Bay - near Cleadale, in the north of the island.
  • An Sgurr is a large crag in the southern end of the island - Eigg's highest point (393m).

Do

  • An Sgurr is as pleasant to climb as it is to see from afar. A trail from the ferry landing leads to the summit, with no climbing difficulties. Be even better prepared for cold and wet than you would be if you were only looking at the summit, not climbing it, and be careful of how much time you're taking, so that you can be back to the landing before the ferry sails back to Mallaig or Arisaig.
  • Massacre Cave is an historic site of some significance, a short-to-medium walk from the ferry landing.

Buy

A craft shop near the pier at Galmisdale sells locally produced goods as well as a range of books and souvenirs.

Eat & drink

There's a tearoom near the pier at Galmisdale.

Sleep

There are a number of guest houses, self catering cottages and bothys, plus a basic campsite by the bay near Galmisdale.

Get out


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