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Welcome to the Mallaig Harbour Authority

Mallaig Harbour Authority was formed via The Mallaig Harbour Revision Order 1968.  Prior to that time the piers and environs were owned and operated by British Railways.

The Mallaig Harbour Revision Order 2012 (established on 1st April 2012) enables the Authority to operate under the Modernisation of Trust Ports Legislation, changes the way that non-executive Board Members are appointed and dictates the duration of that appointment.

The Authority is responsible for the harbour and its development. In addition to providing information about Mallaig and the local area, this website will also offer visitors the chance to read about harbour services and our annual reports.

We are also responsible for the management of the Mallaig Yachting Marina. Boats looking for a berth on the West Coast of Scotland can take advantage of Mallaig’s fabulous setting and facilities.

 

Non-Executive Directors

Charles King (Chairman)

Anthony Kenning (Vice Chairman)

Michael Foxley

Allan Henderson

John MacMillan

Andrew Race

Jacqueline Wright

Gavin Davis (April 2016)

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Robert MacMillan

Harbour Master

James McLean

Photo Gallery

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Mallaig Marina

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“Western Isles” Ferry

July 24, 2014

Mallaig Marina

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Mallaig Harbour

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Mallaig Harbour

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Mallaig Lifeboat

June 23, 2014

Fish Farm Boat

June 23, 2014

Mallaig Yachting Marina

Mallaig is one of the most picturesque villages on the rugged North West coastline of Scotland. The area is a haven for sailors of all types and Mallaig Yachting Marina provides the ideal location for experiencing and exploring the magnificent sailing opportunities available on the West Coast of Scotland.

The brand new marina facilities in Mallaig comprise a secure pontoon fit for 50 vessels with walk-on access to the shore. The marina provides fresh water and electricity on site. As Mallaig is a working port, there is also a complete range of servicing facilities including a slipway, boat builders and marine engineers as well as an extensive ship chandler.

A forthcoming toilet/shower/laundry complex, linked by a new shoreside promenade from the pontoon shore base is currently under construction and will be completed and operational from May 2015.

Mallaig is the ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s stunning isles. Nearby are the sailing destinations of Skye, Rum, Eigg, Muck, Knoydart and Canna. Visitors to our marina also follow the well established Whisky Trail and use the marina as a base from which to discover the village of Mallaig and the local tourist attractions.

www.mallaig-yachting-marina.com

Our Latest News

Harbour News – March 2017

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Fish Quay

Contractors Gareloch Support Services (GSS) have now completed all scheduled works on the Mallaig Fish Quay.  Repairs to walings, ladders and the wooden piling have all taken place in the £450,000 contract.

Jarys Wharf

GSS have also been requested to insert two new wooden piles and a new ladder at the “Spanish John” berth on Jary’s Wharf and this is currently being carried out.  Completion date in early March.

Outer Harbour

Local divers have been busy in the Outer Basin clearing some debris/rocks that have accumulated on the seabed over the past few months.

Loch Fyne

MV Loch Fyne is set to arrive in Mallaig on Friday 3rd March in order to take up the Mallaig-Armadale ferry run as scheduled on Friday 31st March – the commencement date of the 2017 summer season.

 

Robert MacMillan

CEO

01687 462154

info@mallaigharbourauthority.com

News on Masterplan

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Pictured at a meeting in the Mallaig Harbour Authority Office on Wednesday 25th January 2017 are, left to right, Chris Fisher, Fisher Associates; Charles King, Chairman of the Authority; and Neil Rutherford, Scottish Futures Trust.

 

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The main topic of the meeting was to move forward with shaping the business case for the recently completed Mallaig Harbour Masterplan which can be viewed by clicking on the word Masterplan on the Menu above.

Harbour News – January 2017

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Sprats

In what was considered to be the best sprat fishery for several years the four local trawlers who prosecuted the fishery – Caralisa, Independence, Mareather and Rebecca Jeneen – ceased trawling mid December having landed over 2,000 tonne of sprats and 5 tonnes of herring.

 

Dutch Sailor

A yachtsman from the Netherlands recently contacted the Authority commenting on the shower/laundry facilities in the Marina Centre.  Whilst impressed by the new facilities Mr A A M van den Brink offered some suggestions to improve said facilities which we, or course, will evaluate and implement if possible.

It is always nice to receive praise but it is equally important that we receive constructive suggestions and ideas – it helps us improve and keeps us on our toes!

So on a general note, if anyone has any issue regarding the Harbour and the services we provide you can contact me or the Harbour Master via the following email address: info@mallaigharbourauthority.com

Mr van den Brink sent on this photograph with comment “Last summer we were two times in your harbour where we enjoyed the village and also met with the sea dogs –

 

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Robert MacMillan

CEO

01687 462154

info@mallaigharbourauthority.com

Harbour News – December 2016

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Ferry News

The MV Lord of The Isles was one week late in returning from dry dock so was due to re-commence on the Lochboisdale to Mallaig winter service (3 crossings per week) on Wednesday 7th December 2016.  Unfortunately bad weather meant the crossing did not take place.

The South Uist/Mallaig connection is due to continue each Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday throughout the winter.  The final run of the winter schedule being on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

There will of course be no sailings on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

However at time of going to press CalMac have not yet revealed the timetable or the vessels they will deploy on next summer’s Mallaig – Armadale Service.

Harbour Chairman C. King and CEO R. MacMillan questioned Humza Yousaf MSP Minister for Transport and the Islands, whilst attending a Transport Forum in Corpach organised by the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce.  He was fully aware of the issues surrounding the Skye Ferry Service and admitted the situation needed to improve for 2017.

Loch Fyne

The 54 metre ferry Loch Fyne arrived at the port on Sunday 4th December for several days of trials and tests with regard to docking at the Mallaig Linkspan.  The carrying capacity of the Loch Fyne is in the region of 36 vehicles!

Sprats

It’s been a most successful sprat season (so far) for the four local boats that are prosecuting the fishery with landings exceeding those of the 2015 season.

As at 30th November the Rebecca Jeneen (OB38); Caralisa (OB956); Independence (OB196); and Mareather – formerly the Aubretia –  (OB503) have landed in excess of 1300 tonnes of sprats compared to 1000 tonnes for the same period last year.

Masterplan

Fisher Associates were appointed in March 2016 to develop a masterplan for Mallaig Harbour. The fundamental purpose of the masterplan is to provide a structured framework for the physical development and transformation of Mallaig Harbour over the next 20 years. It will enable Mallaig Harbour Authority to make informed decisions to meet changing markets, grow new markets, and safeguard the Harbour as an essential economic driver and community asset for future generations.

Mallaig Harbour Authority carried out a public consultation exercise in September 2016 to give residents and businesses an opportunity to find out more about the masterplan and to express their views. Following an overwhelmingly positive response, the masterplan is now being finalised, taking on board the comments and views expressed during the consultation. It is envisaged that the final masterplan will be published early in 2017.

Christmas

Harbour Chairman Charlie King, Board Members and staff send Christmas & New Year greetings to all Harbour Users.

 

Robert MacMillan

CEO

 

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