Arising from the Land Reform campaigns of the nineties, we set up our Trust as the guardian of the Island, an umbrella body which sought to work through a partnership between the residents of Eigg, The Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish charity. After years of instability, neglect and lack of secure tenure, the Trust was able to purchase the island on 12th June 1997 largely due to the generosity of around ten thousand members of the general public.
The Trust was established to provide and create opportunity for economic development, housing and infrastructure, whilst conserving our natural and cultural heritage to ensure that development takes place in a sustainable way. The Trust has been successful in these aims with the Island now a vibrant and attractive place to live and work, having a growing and forward-thinking population, always with an eye on the past and one to the future, recognising the importance of Eigg’s unique identity to its continuing growth and success.
The community land movement in Scotland is of our time, building confidence for the future. Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. 170339 & is a recognised Scottish Charity No. SCO25609
Registered Office: An Laimhrig. Isle of Eigg. PH42 4RL
Secretary: Maggie Fyffe. Tel/Fax: 01687 482486
Chair: John Hutchison