The Road to The Isles….

  • 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

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice Reid says:

    Glad your back on the road again Mary . Something for me to look forward to for the next week. Hope the weather is kind to you as it’s Raining here at the moment
    Perhaps you’ll decide to retire to Egg. How did it come by its name. By the way. A piece of research for you while you’re there.😉. Love Auntie Alice xx


    1. Ha ha yes….any opportunity and I take it! Glad I am providing you with some entertainment and your still reading my updates. We have had a few small showers here on Eigg but overall so far so good. So far Eigg looks lovely, I could see myself here although the Island is pretty small so after a few years not sure if it would start to close in on you…I do like to roam! I will reveal all about Eigg (or some of it anyway) in the next few days…happy reading and lots of love to all of you xxx


  2. Helena Brogan says:

    Lovely views as usual Mary. Suppose you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Often w ordered what those two islands looked like and the size of their populations? Enjoy your visit. Auntie Lenaxx


    1. So far so good, the Island of Eigg is looking lovely. Yes just walking across the Island and we shall see where it takes us, it’s not big. Were going to visit Rum another time as some of the ridges are long and I’ve heard you need 12 hours on one so we need a great spell if weather…maybe next year lol! If you read my blog your questions will be answered lol. Lots of love xxx


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