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Mallaig is a bustling fishing village on the western coast of Scotland, north of Fort William.
The route from Fort William to Mallaig is romantically known as “The Road to the Isles” dating back pre 1900 when cattle was driven on this route.
Mallaig is a strategic point for travellers being the last stop of the famous “West Highland Line” railway and as the place to ferry across to the Isle of Skye, Isle of Rum, Isle of Muck, Isle of Eigg and Isle of Canna.
Take the “Road to the Isles”, it is a beautiful journey and on arriving at Mallaig you could visit one of the Scottish Highland Islands or just enjoy the local scenery. It is also the last resort on the A830 if you're travelling by car. From here on, northbound of Maillaig, bring a compass and your walking boots as you'll see from the maps there's miles of untouched scottish mountains for you to discover; uninhabited and remote;ideal for the enthusiastic backpackers and hikers.
Mallaig historically is associated with Prince Charles Edward Stuart as it was nearby south of Arisaig in 1745 that he landed to raise an army, and after being defeated at Culloden left for France.
South of Mallaig keep your eye on the coastline for the White Sands of Morar. "Local Hero" was filmed here for its beauty. Plenty of campsites along the coastline and a haven for Photographers.