The Isle of Eigg has this week signed the Clean Energy for EU Islands Pledge, committing to establishing an energy transition agenda together with all relevant stakeholders on the island. The transition agenda will establish a clear vision of the island's objectives, and identify transition pathways to reach these objectives.
What is happening on the Isle of Eigg?
The Isle of Eigg is one of the Inner Hebridean Islands. About five miles long by three miles wide, Eigg lies 10 miles off the Scottish Mainland West coast, South of the Isle of Skye. The island has a fascinating history, superb wildlife and a vibrant community. Eigg is owned by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust who have managed it on behalf of the community since the community buyout of 1997. The Trust has responsibility for stewardship of the island, its buildings and natural heritage, and for supporting future development.
All this is part of what makes Eigg attractive but what makes it unique is the strong community and feeling of empowerment by the residents to take responsibility for their lives and future.