The image top is from the hill just
southeast of the Village with the communication
towers. The image second is of Mallaig centre
with small Shops, Cafes, and Restaurants.
The West Highland Hotel is
the largest in the Village, a short walk from
Cruises provide short Wildlife Cruises on
their Boat, or on their fast RIB. This company
also provides a Ferry Service to remote parts
of Western Scotland and small Islands.
The Larger Ferries
run between Mallaig and Armadale on the south
side of the Isle of Skye. The crossing is 5
miles taking about 35 minutes. This has
remained a popular route to travel to Skye,
even though the Skye Bridge was completed in
1995. The Bridge crosses over to the east side
of Skye. Both routes from Fort William to
Potree on Skye are about the same distance.
The Mallaig Heritage
Centre is next to the Train Station. This
gives information on how the Village evolved
over the years through farming and fishing The
Centre also gives information on old Mallaig
Ferries and Lifeboats.
Morar Beach is 3 miles south of Mallaig, you
get a good view of the Beach when crossing the
new large flat Bridge on the main road up to
Loch Morar is 4 miles south of Mallaig by
the real small village of Morar, where you can
find the Grave of David Sterling, founder of
the SAS, and walk along the north side of the
Loch for amazing views. Loch Morar is the
deepest Loch in Scotland, the road to the small
car park down at the loch is real narrow, not
suitable for large vehicals.
1840s - the Village of Mallaig was founded
after Lord Lovat of North Morar Estate
encouraged some of his Tenants to begin Fishing
as a way of life.
1901 - the Train Station opened in Mallaig,
leading the the Village expanding with a larger
Fishing Fleet using the Trains to transport the
Fish around the UK.