Sunday, April 14, 2013
Better days, the birth of a new community on Eigg.
Old Shop is now a museum so the free entry sign is not out of place.
HebNet dish and a recently installed biomass heating system. It burns logs grown on the island and new trees are planted to replace those cut down.
larger standing stone...
Eigg Parish church.
the old manse was showing sad signs of neglect.
Sgurr of Eigg which is only 39m high but is one of the most...
Eigg's electricity grid together with hydro power and wind power generators. The grid was opened in 2008 and now supplies all the homes with 24hr electricity. Prior to that islanders depended on noisy diesel generators.
the old pier at Galmisdale. An elderly steam yacht lay tied up against the jetty. Perhaps like the wooden play boat she too has seen better days.
Eigg Heritage Trust. Eigg is now owned by the community which lives there and this may partly explain why the island seems to be a thriving community, in stark contrast to what is happening on nearby Canna. Ian and I arrived at Galmisdale with the feeling the island of Eigg, with its ancient and recent history, is now certainly enjoying better days.