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Small Isles : Eigg
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Eigg 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 Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust which was setup in 1997 by residents of Eigg and various other organisations.

Get in

You can get to Eigg by either the CalMac[1] ferry from Mallaig or the Arisaig Marine[2] service from Arisaig.

Get around

It is small island, so it is easy to walk from end to the other. Bike hire is available.


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


  • 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.
  • Massacre Cave, an historic site of some significance, is a short-to-medium walk from the ferry landing.


Craft shop near the pier at Galmisdale selling locally produced goods as well as a range of books and souvenirs.


Tearoom near the pier at Galmisdale.



There are a number of guesthouses, self catering cottages and bothys on the island. There is a basic campsite by the bay near Galmisdale.

Get out

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