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Timber Eiggxport – Scottish Lan...

The Scottish Land Commission promote and support change and good practice in the way land is owned and used in both urban and rural Scotland. The Isle of Eigg’s recent harvesting project has featured in their series of Good Practice Case Studies. You can read it and lots of other great case studies on the […]

Eigg residents vote against fish farm

Following a meeting in October with MOWI Scotland – the fish farming company who have obtained a Lease Option Agreement for a proposed site at the north end of Eigg – the Isle of Eigg Residents Association held a ballot in November to ask if islanders were supportive of fish farm development off the island’s […]

Eigg Declares a Climate and Ecologica...

In recognition of the science of climate change and the devastating impacts on human lives, biodiversity and ecosystems around the world, the Isle of Eigg Residents Association (IERA) declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency. This means that all future decisions made by the IERA will be influenced by the global problems we face. We pledge […]

The Tailor of Inverness comes to Eigg...

The Tailor of Inverness comes to Eigg!

ONE of the most widely travelled Scottish theatre productions in recent years is on tour for the sixth time, and this time, Eigg is on the tour schedule! Monday 29th April, 8pm The Tailor of Inverness has been performed around the world and won multiple awards for its creator-performer Matthew Zajac who plays two characters: […]

Scottish Wildlife Trust Summer Walks ...

Scottish Wildlife Trust Summer Walks Programme

Eigg Residents oppose Highland Counci...

Isle of Eigg Residents fully support the letter sent by the Eigg Parent Council regarding the re-structuring of schools.   Eigg and the other Small Isles schools are in a unique situation because of the geographical location and the new re-structuring would not support the islands either socially or educationally. The impact would be very negative. […]

Highland Council – Management of Scho...

Eigg Parent Council 24.01.16 RESPONSE BY PARENT COUNCIL TO  ‘MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS – PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION’ Eigg Parent Council would like to draw particular attention to two of the implications detailed in this proposal which Councillors are using to make their decision. These are: 4.3 Risk ‘If this project is not delivered successfully there is […]

New Housing for Eigg

New Housing for Eigg

The second consultation meeting about the possible new houses on Eigg will happen on Friday 20th January.  All welcome

Howlin’ Fling is back for July ...

Howlin’ Fling is back for July 2016

Lost Map have announced the return of their Howlin’ Fling! festival to the island of Eigg in the inner Hebrides this July. Howlin’ Fling! takes place on Eigg – home to label boss Johnny Lynch, aka The Pictish Trail – on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July. Announcing this year’s Howlin’ Fling!, Lynch described the […]

Earthrise on Eigg

Al Jezeera’s earthrise visits Eigg, the energy self-sufficient island and discovers that community spirit may be at the root of it all.