Mallaig

The final destination at the end of the Road to the Isles.

Mallaig is a fishing village with a population of about one thousand, situated at the most westerly end of the Road to the Isles . The name is probably derived from the Gaelic Mol or Mal, meaning 'shingly' and the Norse vik, meaning 'bay'.

Mallaig was at one time was one of the most thriving fishing ports in Scotland and still today the harbour is full of life and activity as boats come in and unload their catch.

Mallaig is also home to the ferry terminal linking the Isle of Skye and the Hebridean islands with the mainland. Mallaig offers magnificent views of the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides and you will see some wonderful sunsets from here.

 

Things to do in Mallaig:

  • Walk around the harbour and see the fishing boats unload their catch

  • Take the ferry to Skye - cars and pedestrians

  • Take the ferry to Knoydart - pedestrians only

  • See the steam train come in (May/Sept)

  • Visit Andy Race Fish Merchant and see fish being prepared and buy some of the best smoked salmon in Scotland

  • Visit the Mallaig Heritage Centre



Mallaig
sunset

  • The Road to the Isles
  • A 830
  • Fort William to Mallaig
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