Mallaig Harbour Authority
Harbour Offices · Harbour Road · Mallaig · Inverness-shire
Although once a haven for the Vikings, the steady growth of Mallaig Harbour began with the building of the first pier in 1846. Ever since, Mallaig has been synonymous with fishing, particularly with the west of Scotland herring fishery which made it the largest herring port in Europe during the 60s and 70s. Today, although the herring fishing is long gone, Mallaig remains a leading port on the West Coast of Scotland for prawn landings.
The area is a haven for sailors of all types due to the sheltered waters, stunning Highland scenery and facilities. Mallaig is still a busy fishing/ferry port but with the decline in the number of fishing boats using the port the Mallaig Harbour Authority has created a new yachting facility which was completed in September 2011 at a cost of £900,000. Toilets, showers and laundry facilities are now available as well as water, electricity and Wi-Fi. Engineering, welding and electronic services also available at the port plus chandlery and fuel. Eight visitor moorings also available.