Highlands & Islands

Eigg population 'could rise above 100'

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Media captionThe Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust took over the running of the island

The number of islanders living on Eigg could rise above 100 in the coming year, it has been predicted.

The population has been growing since the island was brought into community ownership in 1997, after decades of problems with absentee landlords.

The island has a new ferry terminal and has seen the installation of renewable energy to power homes.

Many of the new residents are the children of families who left when the island was privately owned.

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