Mallaig, Lochaber, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the pleasant, loch side village of Arisaig which is located in the Lochaber region of West of Scotland, just south of Mallaig. The name translates as ‘Aros Bay’.

Key features of Arisaig:

  • The original ‘Long John Silver’ may have lived and/or worked here. Silver was employed on lighthouse construction by father of R.L. Stevenson. Latter was author of Treasure Island.
  • Benefits from good road and rail access, between Mallaig and Fort William.
  • Comprises a nice collection of, mainly, white-painted buildings. Here can be found lodgings, restaurants and shops.
  • Popular with pleasure boat enthusiasts (kayaking and  sailing). There is a functional pier and marina.
  • Arisaig, on southern shores of Loch nan Uamh, was landing-place of Bonnie Prince Charlie on Aug 11th 1745.
  • Garramore House was the training centre for special agents during WW2.
  • Location of a memorial to Czech and Slovak military casualties from WW2.
  • Situated at the southern tip of a magnificent five-mile stretch of rocky coastal inlets, silver sands, dunes and machair.

An interesting and scenic spot, worthy of a visit.

Memorial to Czech and Slovak military casualties from WW2.

Arisaig Bay

Landscape view of Arisaig.

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