Arisaig is a little village in Lochaber, and its train station in the most westerly on the British mainland. Tourism is big here, and no wonder! The scenery is absolutely fantastic with stunning scenery and great beaches. It’s actually quite close to the Western Isles, which we covered a while back. The legendary Scottish Gaelic poet
Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair died in Arisaig in 1770. He is known to be buried in the village’s Roman Catholic cemetery.
Mallaig, a port in Lochaber, was founded in the 1840s. Fishing has been a way of life for the inhabitants ever since, and it is now the main commercial fishing port on the West Coast of Scotland. When it was the busiest herring port in Europe, Mallaig prided itself for its traditionally smoked kippers. Some places look familiar? The Mallaig railway is used during the filming of the Harry Potter series of films, and the Hogwarts Express can often be seen in the summer during periods of filming. Many other local areas are used for location filming.
Morar is famous for its amazing beach, called “The White Sands of Morar“, which is prominently featured in a couple different movies. Where else in this part of the world can you see such crystal clear turquoise water, framed by dramatic rocks and sparkling white sands? It doesn’t exactly evoke images of kilted bagpipers amongst the heather.
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