Mallaig Harbour, Scotland

Mallaig Harbour, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the vibrant fishing village and port of Mallaig in the Western Highlands of Scotland.

As a tour guide I encounter a stop at Mallaig as a transit point between Fort William and Isle of Skye (or vice versa). At Mallaig it is possible to connect with a ferry which transfers people and vehicles to/from Armadale, Isle of Skye at regular intervals entailing a journey time of about 25 minutes. The short ferry trip is quite scenic and affords wonderful views of the Knoydart Penisula. Occasionally, it is possible to spot wildlife such as dolphins  escorting the ferry.

Another aspect to Mallaig is that it sits at end of a railway line connecting with Fort William along which (in summer) travels the famous Jacobite Express  (aka ‘Harry Potter Train’) which brings many thousands of people to this small community on day trips.

Mallaig has a colourful,working harbour  which is home to a small fleet of fishing vessels.This is of interest to photographers and others. In the village there are shops, eateries, pubs plus a range of accommodations.

Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through Mallaig on July 6th/7th as a fugitive following his defeat at Culloden on April 16th., 1746.

Video clip of Mallaig Harbour.

Jacobite Express Steam Engine at Mallaig Station.

Jacobite Express Steam Engine at Mallaig Station.

Loading ferry to Armadale at Mallaig.

Loading ferry to Armadale at Mallaig.

Street scene at Mallaig, Scotland.

Street scene at Mallaig, Scotland.

Street scene at Mallaig, Scotland.

Street scene at Mallaig, Scotland.

Busy harbour at Mallaig, Scotland

Busy harbour at Mallaig, Scotland

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