Sunday 10 June 2012


Mallaig is a small fishing town on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. The Jacobite Steam Railway run a service from Fort William to Mallaig, a route which passes through some absolutely wondeful scenery and which is also known for the filming of various scenes from the Harry Potter films.

In the 1970's this was one of the main herring ports in Europe and famous for smoked kippers. Today only one smokehouse is still in operation but there is an abundance of fresh fish and fish merchants in Mallaig. There is even a postal service and you can order over the internet via the website of Andy Race Fish Merchants.

Mallaig Heritage Centre is definately worth a visit. From here you can find out about the history and culture of the West Highlands of Scotland.

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