Visit Mallaig at the end of the Road to the Isles
Mallaig lies at the end of the Road to the Isles on the A830, was once the largest herring port in Europe. Today it is the gateway to the Isle of Skye
Mallaig is also the end of the West Highand Line - the railway from Fort William was opened over a hundred years ago and today provides important communication links with all main towns and cities including London. In summer, a steam locomotive attracts thousands of enthusiasts and day trippers. The scheduled diesel train makes the Mallaig - Fort William journey each day.
Mallaig has several hotels, guesthouses, B & Bs and bunkhouse accommodation, as well as one of the best fish n' chip shops. There is a Fisherman's Mission, Mallaig Heritage Centre and West Highland College UHI has a great learning facility and provides all sorts of further education courses.
Mallaig has a fantastic swimming pool and a modern, comprehensive High School. From Mallaig boat trips and sea-fishing trips can be arranged. One boat travels into Loch Nevis, a long sea loch with a bustling community on its shores at Inverie, Knoydart. Inverie is home to The Old Forge the most remote pub on the UK mainland.