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Useful Links

We have provided some links which may be useful to your stay in the area.

Shore Cottage, Self Catering, Mallaig
Comfortable and cosy self catering cottage next door to Seaview Guest House. Available for rent Spring 2008.

Cornerstone Seafood Restaurant, Mallaig
Fine seafood restaurant in Mallaig with great views over the harbour. The restaurant uses the freshest of local produce, with a daily specials board and also has fabulous meat options. All deserts are homemade.

Cafe Rhu, Arisaig
A quaint gastro cafe in Arisaig. Enjoy some heart warming Highland cuisine whilst overlooking the bay with its breathtaking wildlife and scenery.

Mallaig Heritage Centre
Information about the Heritage Centre in Mallaig, which showcases the history and culture of the area.

Jacobite Steam Train
Information about the Jacobite Steam Train (as featured in Harry Potter as the 'Hogwarts Express'). The journey starts near the highest mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis), passes through Glenfinnan, visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station (Arisaig), passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain (Loch Morar) and arrives in Mallaig. The train leaves Fort William at 10:20am and returns to Fort William at 4:00pm with an hour and a half in Mallaig. It is a great way to spend the day!

Mallaig Swimming Pool
In a spectacular location overlooking the Sound of Sleat, the Small Isles and the Isle of Skye, the pool is open seven days a week, offering a wide range of facilities, whether you want to keep fit or just relax and enjoy yourself.

Traigh Golf Course
"Probably the most beautifully sited nine-hole golf course in the world..." (The Scotsman newspaper). The word Traigh (pronounced 'try') means 'beach' in Gaelic, and a series of sandy beaches run alongside the course, with stunning views to the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum, and the Cuillins of Skye. Traigh is a subtle golf course that rewards accurate shotmaking. Good players are made to work for their scores, and yet high handicappers are given every chance. In short, Traigh offers something for everyone.

Bruce Watt Western Isles
Join us for a day cruise or just take the morning or afternoon boat for a short sail. Frequent sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins.

The Old Forge, Knoydart
Listed as one of only 3 of "Scotland's bloody good pubs by Peter Irvine "The Best Of Scotland 2007" and with no roads in or out, an 18 mile hike over munros or a 7 mile sea crossing, the pub is the remotest, on mainland Britain (aka Guinness book of records). The Old Forge in the village of Inverie, Knoydart, started out as a smiddy's forge. Later, seeing better use as a workers social club where it grew up and became a pub. The Old Forge.

Local walks
The Road to the Isles is an area rich in scenic beauty and offers many opportunities for exploring the landscape on foot. Here is our selection of walks you can take when visiting the region and an explanation of some Gaelic placenames. Information from the Road to the Isles website.

Local Walks
Walks in the Western Highlands and Skye. Information from the official walking site of Visit Scotland.

Rockhopper Sea Kayaking
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking is a fully mobile provider of guided sea kayaking trips and sea kayaking instruction based near Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland.

Andy Race Fish Merchants
Based in the port of Mallaig in the Highlands of Scotland, Andy Race Fishmerchants is renowned for producing the very best Scottish peat smoked salmon, including organic smoked salmon, Mallaig kippers and a variety of high quality smoked fish and shellfish - all traditionally smoked with no resort to dyes.

Glenfinnan
The famous monument is the focal point of Glenfinnan, marking the point where the standard was raised to start the doomed 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Walking, cycling and loch cruises can also be enjoyed from the village.

Land, Sea and Islands Centre, Arisaig
The Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre opened in July 1999 on the site of a derelict smiddy in a stunning situation in the heart of Arisaig village. A community project, it houses an exhibition that celebrates the social and natural history of the area old and new with photographic displays and artifacts.

Loch Shiel Cruises
Eagle-Watch Wildlife Cruises aboard the classic vessel M.V. Sileas. Accessible only by boat, the eighteen-mile length of Loch Shiel, once a sea-loch but reshaped by the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age, contains a wide variety of wildlife amidst stunning mountain scenery where regular sightings of Golden Eagle are common.

The Isle of Eigg
We are working towards sustainability and providing good services to visitors whilst retaining our local identity. Explore our website to learn more, then think about a visit one day to our beautiful, unspoiled Hebridean Island.

The Isle of Rum
Rum is one of Scotland's finest National Nature Reserves. The island is a haven for a variety of birds and animals including sea eagles, deer, goats, otters, seals and many others.. Scottish National Heritage offer guided day walks in the summer, looking at the nature and wildlife of the island. Visitors are also welcome to follow the 2 simple nature trails laid out around the village of Kinloch.

Arisaig Marine
Cruise to the islands of Eigg, Muck or Rum on Scotland's west coast on board MV Sheerwater and enjoy the varied wildlife and spectacular views.

The Brightwater Experience
Spectacular long or short cruises from Mallaig in our new 9.5 m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). We are based in Mallaig Harbour and skipper and crew have over 27 years experience and first hand knowledge of the area.

Rabbies Trail Burners - Scottish Highland Tours
Escape with Rabbie's personalised small group tours. Small groups mean you can discover the real Scotland, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads that other tours cannot manage. We are Scotland's only 5 star tour company to guarantee you a small group tour.

Cal Mac
Website of Caledonian MacBrayne, who operate two ferries from Mallaig to Skye and the Inner Hebrides which include routes to Canna, Eigg, Rum, Muck, Uist and Barra. Online booking and timetable information.

Local Art

Art na Mara
Website of Louise Manson, a London based artist from the Highlands of Scotland, whose moody acrylic paintings are inspired by her North West Coast background. Louise will also take on commissions.

Philip Kirkhan Nature Photography
Natural History web site. Here you will find diary entries of his various photographic outings, together with galleries of his images. Prints of all images featured on the site are now available from his online shop.

Local News

The West Word
Community paper for Mallaig, Morar, Arisaig, Lochailort, Glenfinnan Glenuig, Knoydart and the Small Isles.

Local Music

Daimh
(Da-eve) offer a fresh, up to date approach to traditional music. An exciting combination of musicians hailing from Cape Breton Island, Ireland, the West Highlands of Scotland and the ever-innovative Irish/American scene, the band effortlessly blends music from their native traditions with a few more tunes picked up en-route. Their music is a very high energy, fast-flowing mixture of tunes and songs from the traditions of their countries represented Fusing together their individual styles on bagpipes, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bodhran and mandola to create a unique and compelling sound, their music knows no boundaries.

Jim Hunter
"the sound of the slide dancing on the strings, the sweet smell of whiskey on the cask-strength voice and the songs, like a soundtrack to life in the west coast of Scotland"

Miscellaneous Links

Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, paihia, New Zealand
Outstanding views and waterfront location - Pioneer Waterfront Apartments are fully self contained, spacious, comfortable and are serviced daily - everything you need for a perfect self catering holiday in the Bay of Islands.

Website Design and Photography

Website Design by Mhairi Longmuir. Photography by Mhairi Longmuir and Arthur Campbell. If you would like to enquire about photography prints and/or website or design services, please email:

Camusdarach Beach, near Morar

Camusdarach Beach, near Morar (featured in films 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander')

Mallaig Harbour from the Circular Walk

Mallaig Harbour (with Skye and the Cuillins in the background) from the 'Circular Walk' which leads to Mallaig Bheag

Traigh Golf Course

Traigh Golf Course - with stunning views to the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum, and the Cuillins of Skye. Photo Traigh Golf Club

Morar Falls - Loch Morar

Morar Falls - coming from Loch Morar

Sunset in Arisaig

Sunset near Arisaig

Silver Sands of Morar

The Silver Sands of Morar. Photo iStock photography

One of the many walks in the area - Glasnacardoch to Loch Nostarie

One of the many walks in the area - Glasnacardoch to Loch Nostarie also leading to Loch Eireagoraidh

Loch Morar - Morar Falls

Loch Morar - great fishing can be done here

Arisaig Harbour from Rhu

Arisaig Harbour from Rhu

Loch Morar by Mallaig

Loch Morar

Silver Sands by Mallaig, Scotland

Silver Sands of Morar

Hill Walking around Mallaig, Highlands of Scotland

Design by Mhairi Longmuir, Photographs by Mhairi Longmuir and Arthur Campbell