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Eigg - Canna - Muck - Rum

Isle of Eigg

There’s a few things that are good to know or think about before you come to Eigg.  Here are some of the answers to questions we’re regularly asked.  

Is there a shop?
Yes – the Isle of Eigg Shop.

Is there somewhere I can eat?
Yes, from tearoom to restaurant, home-baking to outside catering.

Can I bring a car, camper van or motor bike?
No, island residents only, unless you are a registered disabled person.

Can I hire a bike?
Yes, from Eigg Adventures.

What is there to do?
Lots and lots.

How long does it take to walk across the island?
Eigg’s main road is about four and a half miles long, so depending how fast you walk, it can take between an hour and half and two hours.

Can I walk anywhere?
Yes, but be mindful of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Are there midges?
Yes, we have midges between late May and early September. They can be bad in sheltered, woodland areas or on still evenings, but generally the breeze keeps them at bay.

How often is the ferry cancelled?
The ferry is cancelled due to bad weather more in the winter than in the summer, but while it doesn’t happen too often, it’s worth keeping an eye on CalMac's service status webpage.

How does Eigg generate all it’s own electricity?
For information about Eigg Electric, our island electricity grid.

What was the community buyout?
On 12th June 1997, the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust took ownership of the Isle of Eigg and now manages it on behalf of the Eigg community.

Isle of Rum

Road to the Isles Marketing Group don't currently have accomodation providers affliated with the Isle of Rum. We would however like to assist you in your search for accomodation, please visit the Isle of Rum website for more information. (See useful links).


Isle of Muck

There’s a few things that are good to know or think about before you come to Muck  Here are some of the answers to questions we’re regularly asked.

Is there a shop?
No, there is no shop on the island, but there is a tearoom which opens April-Sept, and you can purchase local produce such as shellfish, eggs, meat and seasonal vegetables.

Is there somewhere to eat?
Yes, the The Craft Shop & Tearoom is open during the season, April - Sept, for lunches and afternoon teas, and both Gallanach Lodge and Port Mor Guest House offer evening meals during the season. Advanced booking essential.

Can I bring a car, camper van or motor bike?
No, island residents are only able to bring their car onto the island, unless you are a registered disabled person. We will meet you from the ferry and help you with your luggage and provisions.

Can I hire a bike?
No, but the ferries are able to transport bikes.

What is there to do?
Wildlife watching (whales, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, otters), bird-watching including puffins and eagles, fishing, walks and adventures to the many coastal bays, picnicking, sea swimming, snorkelling, photography, beach play, beachcombing and relaxation, patting the Highland ponies, visiting the Tearoom, games at the Community Hall, ceilidhs and folk music (when on offer), soaking up the views and generally unwinding. Charters to other islands are also possible. Please visit our website www.isleofmuck.com for further details.

How long does it take to walk across the island?
The road is only just over a mile long, so about 20 minutes, but there is a vast amount of the island to explore with hidden bays, beaches, and even a natural swimming pool!

Can I walk anywhere?
Yes, but be mindful of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Are there midges?
Midges aren't much of a problem with there not being large areas of woodland and wetlands. If it is a humid or a still evening, you may experience the odd bite, but on the whole there is usually a sea breeze, and they don't have an impact day to day.

How often is the ferry cancelled? 
The ferry can be cancelled due to bad weather (high winds and/or the swell). Cancellations happen more in the winter than in the summer, but it is worth keeping an eye on CalMac's service status webpage. https://www.calmac.co.uk/service-status?route=19

How does Muck generate its own electricity?
Muck has a Community electricity scheme. Our green electricity is generated by 30KW wind turbines, and 30KW photovoltaic panels. The electricity generated charge the battery bank. The Community electricity scheme and Community Hall are both community owned, and managed and maintained by the Community.


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