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The Marine Hotel, Mallaig PH41 4PY, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Morar Hotel, Morar, Mallaig PH40 4PA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
West Highland Hotel, Mallaig PH414QZ, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
A Mallaig Boyhood (Flashbacks S.) These recollections conjure up a picture of a time gone by. John MacKenzie recalls his railwayman father: a man who hailed from Skye and whose definition of DIY appeared to be "Don't involve yourself"; who would fish enthusiastically for "Jerusalem haddies", which were red in colour, or a blue fish he called sea soo, but despised cod or haddock, and always threw them back. On his father's desk there stood a wooden box full of pen nibs, hundreds of them all shining and golden and all different, and on the side of the box the legend: "They come as a boon and a blessing to men, the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley pen." Recollections include schooldays, children's entertainments, Sunday school picnics, Mallaig and the railway, early motoring, the Big Pier, herring fishing and the Wee Pier. It all adds up to a reconstruction of a West Coast fishing village between the wars.
Gurkha Highlander: Walking Mallaig to Stonehaven Four weeks of numb feet following a 340 kilometre trek along the Southern Upland Way with four Gurkhas was not enough to dampen Neil Griffiths' enthusiasm for coast-to-coast walking. Gurkha Highlander describes his second cross-country walk but this time on a new route and with different companions. Neil and five serving Gurkhas set off from the west-coast fishing port of Mallaig on the Sound of Sleat near Skye to march 320 kilometres to Stonehaven south of Aberdeen on the east coast. This formidable trek took them to some of Scotland's most stunning scenery: from the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, through the heart of the Highlands, across the Cairngorms, over Lochnagar and on to the sweeping farmscapes of Kincardine. Neil's colourful, and at times hilarious, account of one of the country's great walks is interspersed with little known but curious facts of Scottish and Gurkha history.
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