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