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The Story of the Isle Of Eigg, Scotland

Eigg Island

Eigg. The Story of an Island. Drawing on written accounts and oral history, legend and song, this is the story of Eigg and its inhabitants from the earliest times to the present day. Tracing the changing landscapes and lifestyles from the bloodthirsty days of clan battles, remembered through myths and songs, to the development of crofting, the clearances and the effect of various landlords on the island. This book gives a comprehensive and colourful picture of how the islanders reacted and survived. "Eigg" is a testament to the importance of Highland heritage, capturing the imagination of a community in the struggle to recreate an island identity. Eigg: The Story of an Island.

 

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