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 […]

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: […]