Mallaig is a busy fishing and ferry port on the north-west coast. In Mallaig you can soak up the atmosphere of a working fishing port. Sample some seafood while you’re in town before you catch the ferry to Skye or the Small Isles – Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna. Explore the ‘Rough Bounds’ – as west Lochaber has long been known on account of its rugged landscape and historical inaccessibility, particularly Knoydart and the Glenelg peninsula. If you are not as intrepid, but fancy a stretch of the legs and some great scenery, take the walking trail to Mallaigmore, a small cove with a picture-postcard white sand beach. Mallaig Heritage Centre is a local museum and archive, giving a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of West Lochaber. For more information see