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Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.


At the end of the mainland road and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William.

A full range of accommodation, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, post office makes this area a good place to stay for a while or discover new places to visit. Mallaig Pool & Leisure offers a swimming pool, fitness suite, spa, sauna and solarium.

In the busy bay you are likely to see many fishing boats and sometimes the local lifeboat. The CalMac ferries come and go to Armadale on Skye, as well as the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. In the summer months, day cruise packages are available (view options and timetables).

The local ferry service to Knoydart operates all year round, so relax for a day trip on the ocean wave and you may spot a whale or two with MV Western Isles.

Based in Mallaig, Minch Adventures offer half day or full day boat charters for up to 8 people. Bespoke cruises (Knoydart, Small Isles, Skye), fishing trips, mountain biking, diving charters can all be arranged.

Boat trips and whale watching cruises from Mallaig pontoons are operated by Sea.Fari Adventures. Contact Peter Fowler. Tel: 01471 833316 / Mobile: 0797 3509387.

Mallaig station is the terminus for the Jacobite Steam Train which operates during the summer to/from Fort William. Recognised as one of the great railway journeys of the world, the West Highland Line passes through beautiful scenery.

To learn of the centuries of struggle to scrape a living from the land and the sea, and the local population's arrival to found this thriving fishing port - visit the Mallaig Heritage Centre.

Fresh fish and the famous Mallaig kippers are available in local hotels, restaurants and in the fish shops. By the harbour, Fish Merchant Andy Race has a shop and also offers a mail order service selling a variety of freshly caught seafood.

Mallaig Art Gallery (tel: 07786 196221) is situated in Station Road, Mallaig. It offers a wide selection of Original and Limited Edition Prints by Scottish Artists - Andrew Fairbairn (our own local artist), Pam Carter, Stuart Herd, A.J. Barber, Dronma, Duncan MacGregor, Philip Raskins, JoLoMo, Caroline Cooke and many more. Also on sale are jewellery and gifts from individual crafts people - Jewellery by Tartan Twist, Alexis Dove and Angela Learoyd, Glass from Allister Malcolm and Pottery from St. Andrews.

Ginger sells knitwear and clothes which are designed and crafted by Anna Skea, made with natural and sustainable yarns, in colours which reflect the Highland landscape. Womenswear and menswear available. You can find the shop in The Morrison Building (which used to be the old Fishermen's Mission). Tel: 01687 462655.

Mallaig Marina has pontoons for visiting yachts.

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