Welcome to Eigg

Community owned Eigg has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant community. Whether you climb An Sgurr, watch eagles fly over white beaches, or learn about the world’s first renewably powered electricity grid, Eigg has something for everyone to enjoy.

Accommodation – self catering houses, cabins, bothies and pods. Guest Houses and hostel

Visitor facilities – local businesses, toilets, showers, laundry, drying room, piers, and medical facilities

Food, drink and shopping – groceries, island made beer, eggs, locally grown vegetables, and crafts

Getting here and getting about on Eigg

Eigg-ceptional Adventures! – Bike and kayak hire, guided walks, paddleboarding, snorkelling, and bushcraft

Scottish Wildlife Walks and Eigg Tree Nursery

We welcome you to share our island through Our Green Journey, Our People Power, Our Wildlife and Biodiversity, and Our Collective Memoryscape

You can sail to Eigg or wild camp. Eigg Guiding will even hire you cookware

Best time to visit?

  • All year for stunning views
  • May and June for birds
  • May and Jun for spring flowers
  • July to September for marine mammals
  • April to October for sunshine (no guarantees though!)
  • September to May for no midges (although with Eigg’s gentle breezes, they’re not too bad, even in June to August)
  • October to March for low winter light and great photographs

NOTE – Only residents, contractors or Blue Badge holders can bring a car to Eigg. Book a permit here.