Welcome to Mallaig, a busy fishing and ferry port situated on the west coast of Scotland, opposite the southern tip of the Isle of Skye.
The name Mallaig has its origins in Old Norse and translates as ‘seagull bay’. The town has a population of about 1000 and sits at the end of a one-way road and rail link to Fort William, some 43 miles (69 km) away. To travel beyond Mallaig entails use of an extensive ferry service. Many thousands of visitors pass through Mallaig as a consequence of travelling to/from Armadale on the Isle of Skye or arriving via the Jacobite Express Steam Train from Fort William which is unofficially known as the ‘Harry Potter Train’.
Catswhiskerstours works with guests to design and deliver customised tours. The information provided below is to assist guests in determing priorities and focus.
The core industries are fishing and tourism. The underlying fishing industry has a long heritage but focuses today is on prawns and shellfish. Here is a summary listing of key attractions and activities:
→Harbour: Colourful and active with a fleet of fishing boats, boat repairing and the regular ferry services.
→Sea Fishing: Customised trips are available from Mallaig.
→Marine Wildlife: Customised boat tours to view seals, puffins and dolphins.
→Food and Lodgings: There is a wide range of lodgings ( B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels) and eateries including specialist seafood restaurants.
Here is a video clip of Mallaig Harbour including the Isle of Skye ferry:
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For more information and help contact Nigel-
T 44 (0) 141 638 5500
We look forward to hearing from you!