Can you live on Eigg?
The population of Eigg stands at just under 100 people. Tourism is controlled: there are very few homes on the island that are not lived in throughout the year. A sense of self-sufficiency and independence is built into the fabric of its community.
Can you stay on the Isle of Eigg?
An organic sustainable croft based in the north of the island, Eigg Organics offers a variety of accommodation options, including a traditional Mongolian yurt, a bothy and a camping area which has been voted as one of the Top 10 Campsites in the UK by The Guardian.
What does Eigg mean in Gaelic?
|Old Norse name||Unknown|
|Meaning of name||Scottish Gaelic for ‘notched island’ (eag)|
Is Eigg worth visiting?
Community owned Eigg has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant community. Whether you come to climb Britain’s largest pitchstone ridge, watch eagles over stunning white beaches, or learn about the world’s first renewably powered electricity grid, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Is there WIFI on Eigg?
There is no internet or 3G access at the bothy, but there is an internet cafe at the Pier, and wifi at the learning centre in the Primary School – the wifi password is in the info folder in the bothy. There is no mobile phone reception.
Can I take my car to Eigg?
To get to the Isle of Eigg, you catch a ferry! Please note that visitors cannot bring their vehicle to Eigg* – part of the joy of visiting our island is leaving your car behind. IMPORTANT – Social distancing means the capacity of the CalMac ferry is restricted.
Who owns the Isle of Eigg?
the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust
The island is owned by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust who have managed it on behalf of the community since the community buyout of 1997. The Trust has responsibility for stewardship of the island, its buildings and natural heritage, and for supporting future development.
Who owns muck?
the MacEwen family
It’s low-lying and relatively fertile, with a range of accommodation, so in summer its resident population of 40 is doubled. Muck is owned by the MacEwen family, who’ve lived and farmed here for a century.
What are the rules for using electricity on Eigg?
We can only use what we make. To ensure nobody goes short, each house has a maximum use limit at any one time of 5kW, each business 10kW. 5kW is enough for an electric kettle and washing machine, or fifty 100w light bulbs!
How big is the island of Eigg?
11.77 mi²Eigg / Area
How do you get to the Isle of Eigg?
To get to the Isle of Eigg, you catch a ferry from Mallaig. Caledonian Macbrayne operates the Small Isles ferry service to Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna all year round. Additionally, during the summer months from late April to September you can also travel from Arisaig.
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