Explore and Enjoy Eigg

Whether you come for our community or scenery, to visit Eigg is to begin a life-long love affair with our island.

Known as the jewel in the Hebridean crown for its outstanding beauty and natural heritage, geology and archaeology, Eigg has many other cultural and historical attractions.   Picts and Vikings have left their mark, and the island’s rich history is steeped in clan warfare and the crofting way of life.

  • Explore our beaches, walk or climb and see Eigg and its island neighbours from different vantage points.  Let our Scottish Wildlife Warden guide you and share some of the island’s wild secrets during the weekly Scottish Wildlife walks.  Or just spend time with the locals and discover more about life on Eigg.
  • Climb An Sgurr – Eigg is dominated by “an Sgurr”, a dramatic pitchstone ridge, the largest of its kind in Europe.
  • Walk along Laig Bay, a large white Atlantic beach, faces the Cuillins of Rum, one of the most memorable views on the west coast of Scotland.
  • Make the sand sing at the Singing Sands, a stunning musical quartz beach surrounded by outstanding geological formations.
  • Find out about Eigg’s pioneering community buy-out ushered in land reform in Scotland, giving islanders control of their future for the first time.  Among other achievements, Eigg has the first completely wind, water and sun-powered renewable electricity grid in the world.
  • Get creative or learn new skills, or be a bit adventurous and bike, sail or kayak round Eigg.

Many of our visitors have enjoyed a visit to the Massacre Cave in the past.  However, after a small number of rock falls inside the Cave in 2016 The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust  strongly advises that people do not enter the Massacre cave, but that if they chose to do so, then it is at their own risk.