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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

May 30, 2015

Mallaig Marina

July 24, 2014

“Western Isles” Ferry

July 24, 2014

Mallaig Marina

July 24, 2014

Mallaig Harbour

July 24, 2014

Mallaig Harbour

July 24, 2014

Mallaig Harbour

July 24, 2014

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 May 2017

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Palm Oil

I start off with a warning posted by the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) and received by the Harbour Authority on Friday 14th April 2017:

“I want to draw your attention to reports received by the MCA over recent months regarding Palm Oil.

The substance normally washes ashore in ‘lumps’ and does range in size and appearance; it also has the potential to cause harm to dogs if they ingest it.

Please remain visual and if you do receive / have any reports then please report back to myself and HM Coastguard through the normal reporting channels.

Lisa McAuliffe

Counter Pollution & Salvage Officer (Wales and West & SCOTNI)

 

Road & Pier Markings

The white (and yellow) lining of the roads around the pier areas was carried out last month – a pre cursor to the summer tourist season – but what seems to have become a talking point are the double red lines which are now in situ on the road outside the Harbour Office and on the road round by the Industrial Estate.

However there’s nothing sinister or untoward to report its just an indication that you are now crossing over or entering Mallaig Harbour owned land.  Road signs indicating this will be erected soon.

New Regulations

Marine Scotland has issued new regulations which apply from Monday 17th April 2017.  That is when SSI No 57/2017 The Shellfish (Restrictions on taking by unlicensed fishing boats) (Scotland) Order 2017 came into force so if you are a hobby or unlicensed fishermen the following daily catch limits now apply:

  • Crab – Edible; Green; Spider; Velvet  – 5 of any combination
  • Lobster –  1
  • Nephrops – 10
  • Scallop –  King; Queen –  6 of any combination

Oysund

The Norwegian salmon well boat “Oysund” – on contract to Marine Harvest – replaced the Ronja Challenger for a spell last month with her initial visit to Mallaig Harbour being on Friday 21st April 2017.

The vital statistics of the 3 year old Oysund are 69.9m length; 12m breadth; 5.1m draught.

 

Robert MacMillan

CEO

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

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