The village of Mallaig, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland , was founded in the 1840s, when Lord Lovat, owner of North Morar Estate, divided up the farm of Mallaigvaig into seventeen parcels of land and encouraged his tenants to move to the western part of the peninsula and turn to fishing as a way of life.  wikipedia

Besides fishing as a way of life it is known as the end point of the Jacobite Steam Train aka the Harry Potter train and as a point from which to take a ferry from the mainland to the outer isles of Skye, Rum and Eigg to name a few.  It’s how we got to the Isle of Skye.

It is a big fishing port on the west coast and I still cannot get over how many and how close the boats were stationed in the port.  The day I took these photos there was one person still in one of the boats and I asked him what he went out fishing for.  Langostines he told me.

And I had just had some for dinner that night too!

Teri  📷

Waving goodbye to Mallaig as the ferry takes us to Skye.

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7 Responses to Mallaig

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    If the Harry Potter train leads here, this must get a lot of tourists. 🙂 Now that ride must be a treat. I’m guessing your dinner was fresh, practically straight off the boat.

    • Tried to get on that train but it was all booked. Actually the busiest spot for the train, besides where it starts from, is the Glenfinnan viaduct which is where the scene from the movie was filmed. Now THAT spot was overflowing with tourists. Here in Mallaig most of the tourists here from the train ride stay for a few hours then go back or like me they were there to hop a ferry to one of the outer isles. Oh and the langostines were very fresh 🙂

  2. Nancy says:

    Sounds like you had a delicious meal! And once again how beautiful!

  3. Mark Myers says:

    Beautiful village. After seeing your pictures, I’m ready to book my trip.

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