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National Lottery supports new communi...

National Lottery supports new community facilities for Eigg

The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is delighted to announce an award of £1,045,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund towards the redevelopment of An Laimhrig, Eigg’s Community Hub.  The building, which currently houses the island’s only shop, café, craft shop and public toilets, will be improved and expanded to provide much needed additional space and new facilities […]

Eigg Tree Nursery’s first trees...

THE Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust Tree Nursery has been continuing at pace over the winter, culminating in the restocking of the Kelpie Woods in Galmisdale. This is the first woodland on Eigg to be restocked using home-grown native trees from our own tree nursery. It has been an exciting time as we have watched […]

Funding success

THERE was some very exciting news in February when it was announced that the Eigg’s community had been successful in applying for a Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund Award to the tune of £1.2 million. The funding is to be used to redevelop the An Laimhrig centre at the pier which will see the […]

COVID-19 on Eigg

IT has been a strangely quiet spring on Eigg as the Covid-19 lockdown has seen the island empty of all visitors. While this has been a blow for a community that relies on tourism, islanders have been working together to ensure that the most vulnerable are properly protected and that the island will be ready […]

Eigg Newsletter – Winter 2019

Eigg Newsletter – Winter 2019

Eigg Bird Report 2019

Overall 2019 was a pretty average year for bird recording on the island with a total of 130 species occurring of which 78 species bred or made a serious breeding attempt. The breeding season too was (with the odd notable exception!) pretty much in keeping with recent years. Once again the spring-early summer weather left […]

Conservation Working Holidays on Eigg

Does doing something fun, physical, satisfying, worthwhile and rewarding on the Isle of Eigg on the West Coast of Scotland sound interesting to you? The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust’s new Tree Nursery introduces an exciting and unique volunteer opportunity on the island. It will host a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to experience […]

Eigg Film Festival – April 17-2...

The inaugural Eigg Film Festival, from 17 – 20 April 2020, will have a bird theme!   Combining films for all ages, with bird walks and talks, music and art, come explore Eigg and enjoy some old film favourites, as well as some new films.   Including documentary, shorts and feature films about bird behaviour […]

The Metamorphosis: Unplugged by Vanis...

The Metamorphosis: Unplugged by Vanishing Point Theatre

Monday 11th May, 2020, 8.00pm, Eigg Community Hall Following the “great night out” success of The Dark Carnival in 2019, Vanishing Point Theatre return to Eigg in May with: The Metamorphosis: Unplugged – After the story by Franz Kafka A theatre show with live music that tells the story of Gregor Samsa, an ordinary man […]

PALISANDER – Recorder Quartet Concert

PALISANDER – Recorder Quartet Concert

Friday 28th February, 2020, 8.00pm, Eigg Community Hall. On recorders of myriad shapes and sizes, the virtuosic foursome will present Recorder Revolution, featuring composers: Merula, Toby Young, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams Did you know 3,500,000 plastic recorders are produced worldwide each year, or that the earliest designs melted in direct sunlight? Did you know that King Henry VIII had […]