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The island that inspired Whisky Galore was where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil at the start of the Jacobite rising.  The Isle of Eriskay is a majestic island, defined by its natural beauty, it’s incredibly rich heritage and culture and most of all its community.  Affectionately known as ‘Eilean na h-Òige’ (the island of youth), Eriskay was populated after the Highland Clearances and has a relatively short history of inhabitants, but a history that could rival any of its neighbours.

Follow us online as we document the progress of 'Ionad Eilean na h-Òige', the redevelopment of the old Eriskay school.  This historic building (c1870) is being regenerated into a heritage centre and community hub giving us a base to collect & preserve the rich heritage and culture of the Isle of Eriskay for the benefit of the community and visitors to the island.

Eriskay Heritage 2024
Eriskay Heritage - Museum Feb 2024
Eriskay Heritage - Eriskay Amphitheatre_OVI Lighting Design
Eriskay Heritage - Gathering Room Feb 2024
Eriskay Heritage - Archive room & Community Library Feb 2024
Eriskay Heritage - Corridor Feb 2024
Eriskay Heritage - Amphitheatre Feb 2024
Images are computer generated visions of the build in process by BARD Ailteir Ltd


Until the website is complete, please click on this link for updates and information on Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh's events and projects. Thank you for your patience.

Eriskay Historical Society


Donate to Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh to redevelop the old Eriskay school, Ionad Eilean na h-Òige - Island of Youth Centre, into the vibrant community building it once was.


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The principle aims of Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh (Eriskay Historical Society) is to gather and preserve our heritage and culture and to promote an interest in the history of the area constituting the island of Eriskay, along with the nearby islands in close proximity. 

We offer Individual & Family membership for both Eriskay Residents and those further afield that would like to become involved and follow our journey.

Please consider joining Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgedih as an annual member where you will receive updates on this community led redevelopment through our community newsletter and social media channels.  If you would like to support us by making a donation please click on the link to donate.  

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Available locally from Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh office beside the hall.

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