Isle of Eigg


To the south of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, lies the Isle of Eigg. Eigg is one of the Small Isles, an island group made up of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. The island has a population of 83.

In 1997, Eigg made history when the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust bought the island in a community-buyout. In the years following the buyout, Eigg saw it’s population grow by 24%. The Eigg story is  told by Alastair MacIntosh in his book, Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power.

The trust has also created the provision of mains electricity for islanders. Previous to 2008, Eigg was not connected to the grid and generators provided power whereas now, Eigg Electric Ltd is providing electricity to residents 24 hours a day using renewable sources.

In the last year, HebNet has established a wireless network for Eigg which is working a pilot project for all of the Small Isles.

Eigg is linked to the mainland by Calmac ferry to Mallaig and also to Arisaig on the mainland by the MV Sheerwater, a passenger boat and wildlife tour operator.


Social housing on Eigg is provided by Lochaber Housing Association. Currently, Lochaber HA have 5 two-bedroom properties on the island and also own the three-bedroom school house.


Any house plots available on Eigg are listed here and here


Please click on the links below to search for housing for rent and sale on Eigg.

Isle of Skye Estate Agency | Skye Property Centre | Rightmove | Gumtree |