Summer over, let the big build begin!

Summer over, let the big build begin!

It has been a very busy summer here on Eigg with the welcome return of tourists and work progressing at pace on the An Laimhrig redevelopment. The first phase is now complete and Taigh Nighe, the Wash House, is ready to open. The new building will cater for campers, day visitors and guests in our […]

Sandamhor Bothy for Sale – SOLD

Sandamhor Bothy is now SOLD The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust (IEHT) wishes to sell Sandamhor Bothy plus adjoining land extending to 1/4 acre, at Sandamhor on the Isle of Eigg. The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust are looking for a purchaser that wants to live on Eigg full time and will be an active contributing […]

Spring progress!

Work on-site to create The Wash House (the name for our new toilet and shower block) began on Monday 5th April. A very shiny telehandler arrived on site and – more importantly – so did William Fisher, Compass Building and Construction’s site manager. William will be here throughout the project and will become a very […]

17,500 trees planted!

During January and February 2021, Eigg’s intrepid tree planting squad managed to plant 17,500 trees despite some bitterly cold weather. Read all about the project to harvest seeds from native trees on Eigg, grow and then plant them to create a new woodland up behind Sandavore here.

First Phase Begins!

First Phase Begins!

It was demolition Tuesday on Eigg this week, in preparation for contractors arriving on site to begin phase one of the redevelopment of An Laimhrig. There were plenty machines on show as the old tearoom store was brought down to make way for our new toilet and shower block. Residents pooled their skills – and […]

Eigg Environmental Action!

Singing Sands Beach Clean  Inspired by the Great British Beach Clean week at the end of September, Eigg Environmental Action Group co-ordinated a long awaited beach clean on Singing Sands.   Islanders and visitors alike are very conscientious at removing marine plastics during beach walks, however carrying larger items home from Singing Sands, accessible only by […]

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 […]