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Welcome to

the Comunn Eachdraidh Eige website

dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the isle of Eigg’s history.  

In cooperation with the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, Eigg History Society has been involved in a variety of projects to make the island’s history accessible to all. Amongst these are the Eigg Photographic Archive, the Cleadale Crofting Museum, and the Kildonnan Archeology project.

Comunn Eachdraidh Eige was set up in 1999, and has now acquired charitable status. Membership is open to all, so please join to support our work.  (For details, please go to the membership page),

The Society also organises regular guided walks on the island, invites guest speakers on a variety of topics and publishes a yearly newsletter.

Eigg is part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

We are delighted to let you know Comunn Eachdraidh Eige were successful in its application for Scotland's year of Stories 2022!

Our "Voices of the Community Buy-out" project kicked off on 10 June, as part of the Isle of Eigg Heritage IEHT's 25th anniversary.

It was wonderful to see people who took part in our campaign peruse the archives documents exhibited and reminisce together! 

      The exhibition is open at all times

Film show: Community Buy out newsreel footage, Tuesday 16 August, 7.30 St Columba's Church of Scotland, Eigg 

Scan this QR code to discover our app:  "the isle of Eigg, 25 years of community ownership" 

 QR Code for Tour Guide App

"The Power of the Eigg story, yesterday and today"

Our final event, the online webinar with authors Alastair McIntosh, Lesley Riddoch and Andy Wightman who all contributed to the Eigg buyout took place on Nov. 2nd 2022

To access the podcast of the event go to this page 

 

 

  • Arthur S. Reid collection: Eigg 1898-1901

You can view it here

Get in touch through our guest book page. 

Through this website, we hope that we can get news of all the people who are and have been associated with Eigg, in the UK and overseas. We welcome their stories and any photograph that can contribute to our archive collection. Please get in touch through our guestbook page.

 

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