gettinghere

Getting Here

Ferry
Muck welcomes visitors all year round, and you can travel from Arisaig & Mallaig.
(Please note these are passenger boats. Visitors do not bring their cars onto the island. The Highland Council (The Small Isles & Knoydart Prohibition of Vehicles) Order 2003 applies restrictions which only allow residents and genuine contractor’s permission to take vehicles over to Muck. If you are staying on the island, we will arrange to meet you from the ferry and transport your luggage to your accommodation).

From Arisaig (summer months only), Arisaig Marine operates highly successful wildlife cruises to the Small Isles. The MV Sheerwater visits Muck four times a week, offering single or return trips to the island with time ashore to explore on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Contact: www.arisaig.co.uk or t: 01687 450224). Booking is advisable in peak season to avoid disappointment.

From Mallaig, the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, the Loch Nevis, calls on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in summer, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Saturdays in winter. Contact: www.calmac.co.uk or t: 01687 462403

Yachts
Muck offers two safe anchorages:

Port Mor is much easier to navigate with a clearly buoyed channel perches at the entrance and a Sectored Light. The holding in Port is also good with a sandy bottom.

Port Mor is an enjoyable 20 min walk from Gallanach. At Port Mor there is the Craft Shop and Tea Room for refreshments. A few non-perishable items are also available. Evening meals, made from local produce whenever possible, including shellfish, meat and vegetables, are available at the Craft Shop (01687 462990/460057) or Gallanach Lodge (01687 462365). Please call to check availability well in advance.

Shower and wash facilities are available in Gallanach at the farm, and in Port Mor at the Community Hall (small charge). Toilets are also available at the Craft Shop.

Please see the accommodation page if you would like to stay on the island.

By Road (to Arisaig & Mallaig)
If travelling from the south head for Fort William taking either the A82 via Glencoe or the A9 and A86 via Dalwinnie and Spean bridge. From the north take the A82 to Fort William. At Fort William follow the signs for Arisaig and Mallaig. After unloading your luggage near the pier, visitors can leave their vehicles in the car parks provided in both villages.

Trains (to Arisaig & Mallaig)
Mallaig and Arisaig are at the northern end of one of the worlds most spectacular rail journeys in the world. First ScotRail run several trains a day between Glasgow and Mallaig and many of the services are integrated with the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service. There is also an overnight sleeper service from London to Fort William. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for information about train times, and Caledonian MacBrayne (www.calmac.co.uk or t: 01687 462403) to confirm ferry times.

Airports
The nearest international airports are Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. You would then need to travel to Arisaig or Mallaig by car or train.

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