Morar


As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble onto sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers.

None more so than the stretches from Arisaig Bay to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.

The old road takes you past the rapids of River Morar, Britain's shortest river.

The new road sweeps past Morar, but the wise traveller will find time to explore the village and Loch Morar which is the deepest fresh water loch in Europe. It is said that in its dark depths of the loch 'Morag' the monster lives on.

At the western end of the loch lies an island called Eilean Ban, site of the first seminary in Scotland in which young men were educated and prepared for the priesthood. This seminary, which was razed following the Jacobite Rebellion, assured Morar and Arisaig of their importance in the Catholic Church.

While in the village of Morar, you should take the opportunity to visit the cross and viewpoint which affords panoramic views of the Inner Hebrides and Loch Morar. The cross was erected in 1899 to commemorate the opening of the present church.

Based at Glenrowan Farm on the edge of Morar, Silversands Trekking Centre offers a variety of daily activities, suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the area on horseback and ride on beaches such as Camusdarach or the Silver sands of Morar. Tel: 07789 175 136.

The Road to the Isles


The Road to The Isles
Mallaig · Inverness-shire · 

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