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Eigg

A Hebridean Island

Eigg from Moidart

Eigg with Rum behind seen from Loch Moidart


Sgurr of EiggSgurr of Eigg

 

 

The most famous feature of Eigg has to be the Sgurr which dominates the island and overlooks  the harbour

Muck seen from top of Sgurr of EiggView west from top of Sgurr of Eigg

However the views from the top of the Sgurr make the hour and a half walk up well worth while. Rum in the left image, Muck in the right.

Julie on top of the Sgurr of Eigg

Eigg harbour from the sgurr

Eigg doesn't have an all weather anchorage suitable for larger yachts and so we are only able to visit there on occasion.  There is a ferry service as part of the system that serves all the Small Isles and lands at the new ferry terminal.


Eigg caves rom seaCathedral Cave

One of the interesting things to do on Eigg is to visit the caves on the south shore.  There are two really interesting ones - Cathedral cave seen here, and the Massacre cave.

Massacre cave from the sea

The Massacre cave was the scene of great tragedy and hence the name. It is much smaller than Cathedral cave and entered by a narrow and very low 20ft passage which requires a bit of crawling. Inside it is a large and totally dark place, not for the faint hearted as the spirits of the dead seem to be absorbed by the bleak and moist walls.


Ransomes (wild garlic) in Eigg wood

However there are plenty of lovely places on the island including woods which are not so common in these parts.

Bluebells in Eigg wood


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