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COMMUNITY HALL - FIRST FOR MUCK!

Finished December 2011, and formally opened 18 May 2012. This purpose built facility is available to everyone offering the following activities and facilities:

Other services include:

Enquiries, bookings & rates: lodge@isleofmuck.com or tel: 01687 462365

The Isle of Muck Community is very grateful to the following for funding this facility: BIG Lottery Fund, SRDP - Rural Priorities, Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Robertson Trust, Highland Council, Highlands & Island Enterprise, The Mackintosh Foundation and to all those who have fund-raised and made donations. Thank you very much.

About the Community

The population of the island is currently about 38. The main demographic change has been the replacement of mainly gaelic speaking West Highlanders by families from all over the UK. This is similar to what is happening everywhere in the North West. The estate owns most of the houses on the island. These are let to the islanders and from time to time one may become available to anyone wishing to join the community (please see the properties to let page).

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There is a fine modern school with a nursery class and six children in primary. At the age of twelve pupils have to continue their education in Mallaig which entails boarding during the week and every second weekend.

Muck has no mains electricity. The island is powered by a community run wind/photovolatic power scheme with a back-up diesel generator to supply the island with electricity. In the past each house had their own diesel generator. A new pier was constructed which enables the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to dock at Muck. Previously passengers and freight had to be offloaded into a flit boat to complete the journey to shore.

Visitors are welcome to attend any community events, such as ceilidhs, fund-raising evenings etc while they are here.