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Isle of Eigg - - 56232.jpg
The western side of Galmisdale with
An Sgurr in the distance
Island: Eigg
Grid reference: NM479842
Location: 56°52’51"N, 6°8’20"W
Post town: Isle of Eigg
Postcode: PH42
Dialling code: 01687
Local Government
Council: Highland

Galmisdale is the main port of the island of Eigg, in Inverness-shire, one of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides. Ferries leave Galmisdale pier for Arisaig and Mallaig on the mainland and also the islands of Muck and Rum.

The name is probably derived from the Norse word Galmar-stron meaning 'roaring of the surf'. This can be heard thundering below the rocky cliffs that divide the township of Galmisdale from the sea. The Eigg Post Office is situated in the village. There is also a Café and Bar.

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