Eigg is one of Small Isles, located in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. The island covers a total area of approx 31 km2 (12 ml2) and is the 2nd largest of the Small Isles following Rum. It has a population of around 80 people.
- Isle of Eigg lies to the south of Skye Island and to the north of Ardnamurchan peninsula. Eigg Island is 9 km (5,6 ml) long from north to south, and 5 km (3,1 ml) from east to west.
- After decades of difficulties with absentee landlords during the 20th century, in 1997 Isle of Eigg was bought by Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, partnership between Eigg residents, Highland Council, and Scottish Wildlife Trust.
- Eigg lighthouse, built in 1906, is still an active lighthouse situated on Eilean Chathastail islet, one of Small Isles around 110 m (360 ft) off Eigg.
- Tourism is important to local economy, especially during summer months. An Laimhrig was Heritage Trust's first major project. It's a new building close to the jetty to house island's post office, shop, craft shop, Galmisadale Bay restaurant and bar, as well as toilet and shower facilities, open 24 hours a day. Two ferry routes are available to the island.
- A sheltered anchorage for boats lies at Galmisdale in the south of Isle of Eigg. In 2004 the old jetty was extended in order to allow roll-on roll-off ferry to dock. Caledonian MacBrayne ferry Lochnevis offers a circular route out of Mallaig around the 4 "Small Isles" - Eigg, Canna, Muck and Rum from Mallaig's fishing port. Arisaig Marine runs a passenger ferry named mv Sheerwater from April through late September out of Arisaig on mainland.
- The main settlement on Isle of Eigg is Cleadale, a coastal plain situated in the north west. It is famous for its quartz beach, the "singing sands", on account of a squeaking noise it makes when walked on when dry.
- An interesting fact is that Eigg generates 100% of its electricity by use of renewable energy.
Highlights: Bay of Laig, Sgurr of Eigg, Kildonnan Church
Isle of Eigg cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Eigg Island dock (anchor) at Galmisadale - port town on the southeastern coast.
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28 March, 2017