The new bridge is starting to take shape. Check out social media feeds for updates as we near completion.
The Centre of the Lordship of the Isles
Work on the replacement bridge to Eilean Mor and the historic site continues. Unfortunately, a number of factors outwith our control have delayed the completion of the project. Please bear with us.
We realise that many are coming to Islay specifically to see Finlaggan, but our priority is to have a safe and robust structure in place for the future in order to preserve the site and to allow public access. We are tentatively looking to have the new bridge ready for you all very soon, but we need to ensure that all measures are in place. We apologise for the delay.
The Finlaggan Visitor Centre is now closed for the season, reopening for Easter 2023. The historic site, however, remains open all year round.”Thank you to everyone who visited us during this year. Your support is very much appreciated.
Please check our social media posts for further updates.
Finally, the trustees would like to convey our thanks to all those who have visited us this year. With so much work at the site underway, much remains in flux, but your donations have been very much appreciated and have helped us through the summer.
The bridge to the historic site is currently closed to the public. We hope to have the new replacement structure finished within 5-6 weeks. We apologise for the inconvenience but the safety of all visitors is paramount.
However, we have decided to open the Visitor Centre on the following days for those interested in the history of the Lords of the Isles: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30-4.30.
We will not be charging admission prices, but any donations are gratefully accepted and will go towards the maintenance of the site.
Please check our social media posts for updates.
Following two years of fundraising, the Finlaggan Trust is delighted to announce that work has now begun on the disassembly of the old wooden walkway to the historic site and the construction of a replacement structure.
The new walkway will not deviate markedly from the original in route or design. However, it will take time and, therefore, we will be unable to open the Visitor Centre and welcome you all to Finlaggan until completion, which we expect to be sometime in May.
Profuse thanks to all those who have contributed to our appeal. Trying to raise the necessary funds in the recent climate has been challenging. But with your assistance we are now in the final stretch. Our thanks also go the the McEachern Bros. Construction Ltd., who have undertaken this important project.
We will continue to update you all on the work as it progresses.
The Finlaggan Visitor Centre will be re-opening on Tuesday, 10 August. We have had to conduct some last-minute maintenance work at the historic site and Centre, but will soon be able to welcome you all back once more after a trying two-year hiatus.
The wooden walkway to the site is also undergoing some essential restoration work prior to its dismantling and the construction of a new more robust structure in 2022. As we cannot guarantee its safety while work is continuing, we have had to make the decision to temporarily close it. We would ask all visitors to be aware of this and to avoid traversing the walkway.
This was a difficult decision for the Finlaggan Trust committee, but the safety of all visitors is paramount.