For a small island, the Isle of Eigg has a lot to offer, so it's worth spending a few days here to explore hidden gems, talk to locals and slow down to the pace of island living.

Be independent

The Isle of Eigg is a beautiful Hebridean island which lies ten miles of the Isle of Skye. The island has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant independent community and is owned by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust which has managed it on behalf of the community for twenty years. The island is powered by Eig Electric, the world’s first fully renewably-powered electricty grid, and the local shop, tearoom and craft shop are independent businesses based in community buildings owned by the trust. This small island of just under a hundred people working and living together to create a sustainable future for the whole community. A remarkable feat led by creative, independent thinkers and doers. Welcome to the Isle of Eigg!

Live and learn

Join Craig of Eigg Explorers which offers guided walks around the island, sharing some of the lesser known places and the fascinating stories about them. Jump aboard Selkie for a day’s sailing, wild yoga and wellbeing around the island and beyond. Hire a bike or a kayak from Eigg Adventures to journey around the island, both on land and sea. Try your hand at making a basket at All About Willow’s weaving workshops or simply visit the gallery and shop. Head along to Eigg Organics to attend a gardening course with an experienced horticulturist. Book onto a residential environmental or yoga course at Earth Connections to learn more about green living. Stop off at Laig Bay Brewery’s micro-brewery shed to see where the amber magic is made, then head along to the shop or cafe to taste a bottle or two.

Talk to folk

For a small island, Eigg has a lot to offer, so it’s worth spending a few days here to explore hidden gems, talk to locals and slow down to the pace of island living. There are plenty of interesting accommodation options to suit all budgets and group sizes. Sweeney’s bothy – a cosy off-grid eco bothy, tucked under the magnificent cliffs of Cleadale. The Glebe Barn – a unique hostel and self-catering accommodation for groups or individuals in a homely house overlooking the bay. Lagerona – a beautiful guest house with self-catering cottage for seven next door, all situated on a working croft with cracking views across to the Isle of Rum. Island Camping Pods – situated in the heart of the village, offering accommodation for up to four adults. Eigg Organics Yurt – stay close to nature in a yurt on an organic croft. Dine at the 4-star Lageorna Restaurant which is committed to using local produce wherever possible, including vegetables, fruit, game, lamb and fish from neighbouring islands. buy organic veg and eggs from Eigg Organics and stick up on local produce at the Isle of Eigg shop. Head along to Calmisdale Bay Cafe and Restaurant at the pier with its varied lunch and dinner menu of local ingredients. Pop in to the Rest and Be Thankful in Cleadale, serving coffee and cakes to those who need a wee rest after exploring the nearby beaches.

To book or enquire about a slow adventure on the Isle of Eigg please get in touch here.  You can also gain inspiration by reading more about Slow Life on Eigg and All About Willow in the blogs produced by Let's Go Slow.