We have provided some links which we hope you will find useful:
Accommodation in Lochaber
Sunnyside Croft, Arisaig
Sunnyside is a family run working Croft, situated just a couple of miles North of the village of Arisaig on picturesque Bunacaimbe Bay and with views of the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum.
Seaview Guest House, Mallaig
Comfortable, family-run detached guest house. Seaview Guest House offers relaxing accommodation. It is ideally situated in Mallaig, overlooking the harbour of this pretty fishing village.
The Anchorage Guest House, Mallaig
The Anchorage is a family run guest house near the ferry and railway, close to all local amneties. We have a 3 star rating (rated by Visit Scotland) are open from April to October..
Ach na skia Croft
Self catering cottage and chalets with stunning views across the sea to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye. Games room, sauna and play area.
Invercaimbe Camp Site
Invercaimbe Caravan & Camping site near Arisaig is a small, family run campsite overlooking the Hebridean Islands of Eigg, Rhum, Skye & the Small Isles. There is a sandy beach and sheltered sea inlet on two sides providing a safe paddling, swimming and boating environment.
Camusdarach Campsite and Self Catering Accommodation
This small estate bordering the sea, makes an ideal centre for a peaceful holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.
Blaich Cottage, by Fort William
A self catering cottage in the heart of the Highlands.. Approximately 300 hundred years old, a former croft, shooting lodge and originally part of the Cona Glen Estate. The cottage is traditionally furnished and fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect stay. It boasts breathtaking scenery overlooking Loch Eil, a seawater loch connecting to Loch Linnhe which borders Fort William.
Art in Lochaber
New Media designer based in Mallaig. Graphic design, web sites, video editing and animation.
Art Na Mara
Website of Louise Manson, a London based artist from the Highlands of Scotland, whose moody acrylic paintings are inspired by her North West Coast background. Louise will also take on commissions.
Lochaber Art Club
Lochaber Art Club has been in existence for over 20 years. It is non-profit making and membership is open to anyone living in the Lochaber area of the West Highlands, who is either an artist or just interested in the visual arts and wishes to support the Club in its many and varied activities. The Club welcomes artists of all abilities, amateur and professional, from beginners and students to OAPs.
Fired-Art is a warm quirky cafe with an atmosphere to match. The cafe includes a pottery painting studio for kids and big kids, an art gallery, outdoor activity booking office and ticket office for music events. Located at the west end of Fort William high street.
A unique new Art venue in the Scottish Highlands incorporating an art gallery, studio provision, framing service and art courses.
Nature and wildlife
Lochaber Native Woodlands
Services relevant to sustainable land management and rural development, focusing particularly on the upland habitats and land-use systems which dominate the Highlands and Islands
Andy Race Fish Merchants
Based in the port of Mallaig in the Highlands of Scotland, Andy Race Fishmerchants is renowned for producing the very best Scottish peat smoked salmon, including organic smoked salmon, Mallaig kippers and a variety of high quality smoked fish and shellfish - all traditionally smoked with no resort to dyes.
Local walks from the' Road to the Isles'
Arisaig and the surrounding area is rich in scenic beauty and offers many opportunities for exploring the landscape on foot. Here is our selection of walks you can take when visiting the region and an explanation of some Gaelic placenames.
Local Walks from Visit Scotland
Information from the official walking site of Visit Scotland. Walks in the Western Highlands and Skye.
Things to See and Do
Mallaig Swimming Pool
In a spectacular location overlooking the Sound of Sleat, the Small Isles and the Isle of Skye, the pool is open seven days a week, offering a wide range of facilities, whether you want to keep fit or just relax and enjoy yourself.
Jacobite Steam Train
Information about the Jacobite Steam Train (as featured in Harry Potter as the 'Hogwarts Express'). The journey starts near the highest mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis), passes through Glenfinnan, visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station (Arisaig), passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain (Loch Morar) and arrives in Mallaig. The train leaves Fort William at 10:20am and returns to Fort William at 4:00pm with an hour and a half in Mallaig. It is a great way to spend the day!
Glenfinnan Station Museum
Glenfinnan Station Museum is situated in the village of Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig. The Museum provides the visitor with a journey into the past of rail travel in the West Highlands and also has the added attractions of the Monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie at the head of Loch Shiel, set in the mountain backdrop stands the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct.
Traigh Golf Course
"Probably the most beautifully sited nine-hole golf course in the world..."
(The Scotsman newspaper). The word Traigh (pronounced 'try') means 'beach' in Gaelic, and a series of sandy beaches run alongside the course, with stunning views to the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum, and the Cuillins of Skye. Traigh is a subtle golf course that rewards accurate shotmaking. Good players are made to work for their scores, and yet high handicappers are given every chance. In short, Traigh offers something for everyone.
The Old Forge, Knoydart
Listed as one of only 3 of "Scotland's bloody good pubs by Peter Irvine "The Best Of Scotland 2007" and with no roads in or out, an 18 mile hike over munros or a 7 mile sea crossing, the pub is the remotest, on mainland Britain (aka Guinness book of records). The Old Forge in the village of Inverie, Knoydart, started out as a smiddy's forge. Later, seeing better use as a workers social club where it grew up and became a pub. The Old Forge.
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking is a fully mobile provider of guided sea kayaking trips and sea kayaking instruction based near Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland.
Fort William Mountain Festival
A celebration of mountain culture.
Rabbies Trail Burners - Scottish Highland Tours
Escape with Rabbie's personalised small group tours. Small groups mean you can discover the real Scotland, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads that other tours cannot manage. We are Scotland's only 5 star tour company to guarantee you a small group tour.
Quad Bike Tours
Quad Bike tours, guided off road quad biking trips near Fort William, Highlands of Scotland.
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
The global mountain biking community will be focused every year in Fort William for the World Championships.
The Ice Factor
Walker, Climber, Complete Beginner or Family looking for an adventure packed day there is something for you at the Ice Factor - the National Ice Climbing Centre.
We offer a variety of outdoor activities all year round, activities include quad biking, 4x4 driving, canyoning, gorge walking, white water rafting, funyaking, paintballing, archery, clay pidgeon shooting and mountain biking..
A modern outdoor adventure activity centre offering a wide range of exhilarating activities including Canyoning, White Water Rafting, Fun Yakking, Bridge Swing, Paintball and Mountain Biking.
Scottish Sea Kayaking Photo Gallery
A collection of photographs, pictures and images of some of the coastline of Scotland which can be explored by sea kayak.
Lochaber Leisure Centre
Facillities include climbing wall, 25m swimming pool & flume, Cardio gym, Weights room, Health suite / sauna, steam room, Solariam, Squash courts. Activities include Swimming lessons ( 5yrs + ), Squash Club, Canoe Club, Swimming Club, Athletics Club.
Cycles 2 U
Hire or deposit your cycle between Mallaig and Corpach from any of the Railway Stations, Hotels or Bunkhouses listed on their website.
Lochaber's unique landscape is world-renowned for its geology. You can find out more about the geological forces that have shaped Lochaber's landscape and take a closer look at the wildlife, plants and cultural heritage of the area here..
Nevis Range, Scotland 's highest ski area, is a winter wonderland for snowsport enthusiasts and sightseers alike. Whether you are looking to relax in the tranquil setting and absorb the stunning highland scenery or take part in one of our action packed activities, we have something to suit everyone here at Nevis Range..
(Da-eve) offer a fresh, up to date approach to traditional music. An exciting combination of musicians hailing from Cape Breton Island, Ireland, the West Highlands of Scotland and the ever-innovative Irish/American scene, the band effortlessly blends music from their native traditions with a few more tunes picked up en-route. Their music is a very high energy, fast-flowing mixture of tunes and songs from the traditions of their countries represented Fusing together their individual styles on bagpipes, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bodhran and mandola to create a unique and compelling sound, their music knows no boundaries.
Hands Up for Trad
An organisation dedicated to increasing the profile and visibility of Scottish traditional music through information, education and advocacy.
of the slide dancing on the strings, the sweet smell of whiskey
on the cask-strength voice and the songs, like a soundtrack
to life in the west coast of Scotland"
Blas Festival is rapidly establishing itself as the Highlands' premier Gaelic and traditional music festival. Blas takes place in venues across the Highlands, in Fort William September 3-9, and includes an eclectic line-up of local, national and international artists.
Footstomping Celtic Music
Read the news and reviews. Discuss the articles and CDs. Hear the celtic music from Scotland's bright young stars of traditional music.
The West Word
Community paper for Mallaig, Morar, Arisaig, Lochailort, Glenfinnan, Glenuig, Knoydart and the Small Isles.
Land, Sea and Islands Centre, Arisaig
The Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre opened in July 1999 on the site of a derelict smiddy in a stunning situation in the heart of Arisaig village. A community project, it houses an exhibition that celebrates the social and natural history of the area old and new with photographic displays and artifacts.
Mallaig Heritage Centre
Information about the Heritage Centre in Mallaig, which showcases the history and culture of the area.
West Highland Museum
A fascinating insight into the history and people of the West Highlands of Scotland.
Traditional Music and Song Assocation of Scotland
The national body that looks after Scots language and song.
Celtic Connections features artists from around the globe alongside the very best Scottish talent, taking place in Glasgow every January.
Places to visit
The Isle of Eigg
We are working towards sustainability and providing good services to visitors
whilst retaining our local identity. Explore our website to learn more, then think
about a visit one day to our beautiful, unspoiled Hebridean Island.
The Isle of Rum
Rum is one of Scotland's finest National Nature Reserves. The island is a haven for a variety of birds and animals including sea eagles, deer, goats, otters, seals and many others.. Scottish National Heritage offer guided day walks in the summer, looking at the nature and wildlife of the island. Visitors are also welcome to follow the 2 simple nature trails laid out around the village of Kinloch.
The famous monument is the focal point of Glenfinnan, marking the point where the standard was raised to start the doomed 1745 Jacobite rebellion. Walking, cycling and loch cruises can also be enjoyed from the village.
Cruises and Ferries
Bruce Watt Western Isles
Knoydart Ferry Service on the TSMV Western Isles, Mallaig. Join us for a day cruise or just take the morning or afternoon boat for a short sail. Frequent sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins.
30ft traditional Scottish fishing vessel and skipper available for hire. Excursions from Mallaig, all hillwalkers, canoeists, divers, naturalists, tourists, sightseers, and historians welcome! Visit the seals and wildlife at close quarters and experience sea angling, prawn, crab, and lobster fishing. Gaelic spoken at no extra cost!
Cruise to the islands of Eigg, Muck or Rum on Scotland's west coast on board MV Sheerwater and enjoy the varied wildlife and spectacular views.
Loch Shiel Cruises
Eagle-Watch Wildlife Cruises aboard the classic vessel M.V. Sileas. Accessible only by boat, the eighteen-mile length of Loch Shiel, once a sea-loch but reshaped by the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age, contains a wide variety of wildlife amidst stunning mountain scenery where regular sightings of Golden Eagle are common.
The Brightwater Experience
Spectacular long or short cruises from Mallaig in our new 9.5 m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).
We are based in Mallaig Harbour and skipper and crew have over 27 years experience and first hand knowledge of the area.
Website of Caledonian MacBrayne, who operate two ferries from Mallaig to Skye and the Inner Hebrides which include routes to Canna, Eigg, Rum, Muck, Uist and Barra. Online booking and timetable information.