- Wednesday 22nd August 2018
- Arisaig, Inverness-shire
So we’re heading up to Arisaig for the night before catching the ferry by foot over to the Isle of Eigg for a few days.
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. The word Arisaig means “the safe place” in the Scottish Gaelic language. It has a population of about 300.
This will be the first time we’ve visited Eigg but after catching it from a distance from Skye on our last visit we had to check it out.
I’ve heard it’s a ‘hippy’ style island whatever that means but I like the sound of it anyway.
Driving up and around Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig is always so tranquil and beautiful, we last paid a visit here a couple of years ago but once again it catches my breath.
Road leading to The Isles
This Loch was used in the Harry Potter movie for all you fans, Dumbledore got buried on the Island here
The famous Harry Potter train aka The Jacobite runs a distance of 41 miles between Fort William and Mallaig, passing through an area of great scenic beauty including alongside Loch Eil, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Arisaig. The route is also the same shown in the Harry Potter films
Views across to Eigg on the left and Rum on the right
Just a lovely tranquil moment…and some of the most beautiful beaches…with not a soul on them – even better!
Taking in the view across to Eigg
Watching sunsets and amazing light formations