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Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.
We had a wonderful local and the freshest fish and chips we have ever eaten. And of course, a wee slice of haggis (The haggis is a traditional Scottish dish memorialised as the national dish of Scotland by Robert Burns’ poem Address to a Haggis in 1787. Haggis is traditionally served with “neeps and tatties” (Scots: swede, yellow turnip or rutabaga and potatoes, boiled and mashed separately) and a “dram” (i.e. a glass of Scotch whisky), especially as the main course of a Burns supper. However it is also often eaten with other accompaniments. ref Wikipedia), a traditional scottish dish. :)
- Mallaig is an important ferry terminal for Skye and the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck. Some of these can also be reached from Arisaig. It is also a thriving fishing port, and when the trawlers are in, the harbour is a hive of activity.
Between Mallaig and Arisaig is one of the most beguiling stretches of coastline in Scotland. The Silver Sands of Morar offer amazing beaches combined with stunning views to Skye and the Small Isles. The focus of the area is the village of Morar, which lies near the head of Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater lake in Europe and reputedly the home of Morag, a close relative of Nessie. Recent improvement and rerouting of the A830 (leaving just one stretch south east of Arisaig as single track) means you can now bypass this section of coast: if you do, then you have missed something well worth seeing! – ref: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk
Location: Mallaig, Lochaber, North-West Highlands, Scotland.
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