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Welcome toEigg

A small island big on renewable energy: cycle or kayak to explore it, or hike up Sgurr for views to Skye and the other isles.

1 of 3 Singing Sands, Isle of Eigg

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Nature & wildlife Outdoor adventure

A self-sufficient island

You can't miss Eigg's most distinctive feature, the pitchstone peak of the Sgurr, as you approach on the ferry. The walk to the top of the mountain takes about two hours, and the panoramic views from the top are spectacular. Go hunting for seashells at Galmisdale bay, or take a picnic to Laig Bay for the afternoon.

Eigg is big on renewable energy, and is on track to be the first self-sufficient island in the world. In keeping with its green ethos, you can hire bikes and kayaks to explore the best of the island.

For more information on Eigg visit the Small Isles and Isle of Eigg website.


How to get here

The ferry to Eigg runs on the Small Isles route, from the port of Mallaig.

No advance booking is necessary on this sailing for foot passengers. Simply turn up at the port of departure buy a ticket and go on the next available sailing. For vehicles reservations, please contact Mallaig port office.

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Getting to Mallaig

Mallaig is a port on the North West coast, and makes a great base for your adventures on the Isles.

By train

Get to Glasgow, then catch the train direct to Mallaig. The fastest train takes 5 hours 14 minutes. Check Scotrail  for train times.

By car

Mallaig is roughly 3 hours 30 minutes from Glasgow, or 4 hours from Edinburgh by car.

Postcode for sat nav

Mallaig Port: PH41 4QD

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