The Isle of Eigg is one of the most beautiful Hebridean Islands. About five miles long by three miles wide, Eigg lies 10 miles off the Scottish West coast, south of the Isle of Skye. The island has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant community.
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 a number of subsidiary companies, including Eigg Electric, which provides the island with electricity from renewables.
The population stands at just under 100 people and while tourism is an important industry, there are very few homes which are not lived in throughout the year.
On the north part of the island you can find the bay of Laig. With stunning views of the Isle of Rum across the water on a clear day, this has to be one of the best bays in Scotland. Be there when the light is right and the sand on the bay has a lot to offer.