archery, kayaks & bikes
daytrip to nearby islands
scottish cultural traditions
Biking, archery and kayaking with Eigg Adventures. Hybrid bikes for trips to the north of the island and mountain bikes for off-road trails through the forestry or down to Grulin.Archery sessions for up to 8 people can be arranged with prior notice and four sit-on-top kayaks are available (two of which are tandem kayaks) for trips to visit the seals off Castle Island or Kildonnan Bay.
Bespoke sea going adventures are available for small groups of up to 10 people on board with Selkie Explorers.Contact skipper Celia Bull to arrange sail training or trips around Eigg, the Small Isles and beyond.
MV Shearwater (Arisaig Marine)
The Shearwater timetable allows a few hours ashore on either Muck or Rum (alternate days). As Muck is closer you get more time ashore here, allowing enough time for a leisurely walk across the island where you get fantastic views of Rum, Eigg and the Cuillins of Skye.Sightings of dolphin, porpoise, whales and seabirds on your way are all part of the experience.
Come and try these gentle but powerful forms of exercise with island tutor Camille Dressler. Discover a new way of enjoying Eigg's nature whilst stretching, relaxing and getting healthy. Join Camille in her Saturday group practice in the Community hall, or book a one to one session on the beach or on the Glebe barn lawn.
Pipe music, storytelling & ceilidh dancing
Bespoke performances, story telling or ceilidh dance workshops available with island piper and highland dancer, Donna MacCulloch. A fun activity for all ages and valuable preparation for joining in with island ceilidhs!
All About Willow
Catherine & Pascall are experienced basket makers who live and work on their croft in the north of the island. They grow their willow organically and make our baskets from the harvest.Contact All About Willow to arrange a workshop during your stay on Eigg. Courses and taster sessions for individuals or groups of up to 8 can be tailored to your requirements and are open to all levels of experience, especially beginners.
Libby Galli Felt Artist
A half day (4hr) felting workshop with Libby Galli covers the essential needle felting and wet felting skills required to create a piece of felt artwork. The finished product can then be framed as a picture or made into a wall hanging or small cushion.Workshops are available for up to 6 people (6+ yrs) by prior arrangement with Libby
organic gardening & crofting
guided nature walks
volunteer on eigg
guest lectures or guided trips
Eigg Organics provide half-day tours of the croft covering traditional crofting techniques, history of crofting, crofting today and how Eigg Organics fits within the ethos of crofting.Bespoke courses (for up to 5 people) on growing organic vegetables and fruit are also available. Everything you need to know from seed to plate.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Weekly guided walks with Scottish Wildlife Trust ranger and volunteers.Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided walk to discover Eigg’s diverse wildlife species and habitats. Around 130 bird species are recorded a year, half of which breed on the island so you shouldn’t return disappointed
Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust
Groups are invited to volunteer with the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust to help improve the island’s natural environment.Essential conservation tasks include beach cleans, path maintenance, natural regeneration management etc.
Talks from island residents:
Isle of Eigg Electricity SchemeCommunity Land OwnershipLocal History
Eigg has varied interest for University groups, namely its award-winning Eigg Electricity Scheme (wind/solar/hydro), its Community Ownership and importance in the history of Scottish Land Reform, innovative local architecture and interesting local history and geology.CONTACT US if you would like to discuss opportunities for guest talks or guided walks from local experts.