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TITLE
'The Singing Sands', Isle of Eigg
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_03_052_0267
PLACENAME
Isle of Eigg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14679
KEYWORDS
islands
beaches
sands
geology
'The Singing Sands', Isle of Eigg

The island of Eigg is the second largest of the Small Isles and lies about 7 miles west of the mainland. There is evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Pictish settlement on the island and Norse settlers used Eigg as a base for trading with Ireland. The island then passed into the ownership of the MacDonalds. A feud with the Macleods led to the deaths of the majority of the island's population in the Massacre Cave in the 16th century.

The Singing Sands (Tràigh a' Bhìgeil) near Cleadale gets its name from the squeaking sound that the quartz sand makes as it's walked on when dry.

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'The Singing Sands', Isle of Eigg

INVERNESS: Small Isles

1970s

islands; beaches; sands; geology

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The island of Eigg is the second largest of the Small Isles and lies about 7 miles west of the mainland. There is evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Pictish settlement on the island and Norse settlers used Eigg as a base for trading with Ireland. The island then passed into the ownership of the MacDonalds. A feud with the Macleods led to the deaths of the majority of the island's population in the Massacre Cave in the 16th century.<br /> <br /> The Singing Sands (Tràigh a' Bhìgeil) near Cleadale gets its name from the squeaking sound that the quartz sand makes as it's walked on when dry.