Island of Eigg



The battle for ownership of the Island of Eigg caught the public’s imagination. The island was owned by Keith Schellenberg, an eccentric millionaire whose regime had made him unpopular among the islanders.

The next landlord, a German businessman who visited the island twice was less popular still and the island continued to decline.

But in 1997, the Islanders made history by raising nearly a million pounds and buying the island. Since then there has been a marked improvement in island affairs.

The photograph was taken in 1990 from Cleadale in the north of the island looking to the mountains on the island of Rhum.

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