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Eigg

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

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.

the Sgur of Eigg taken just before landing.

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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