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TITLE
Mallaig from Mallaig Vaig
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0159
PLACENAME
Mallaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32055
KEYWORDS
fishertowns
herring
prawns
West Highland Railway
piers
pier
postcards
Mallaig from Mallaig Vaig

This postcard shows a view of Mallaig from Mallaig Vaig.

Mallaig is situated at the northwestern extremity of Morar, looking across the Sound of Sleat to Skye. It is the main west coast fishing port between Oban and Ullapool and was once dependant on herring. Mallaig is the railhead for the West Highland railway line, the railway having been built there in 1901, along with a pier. Further pier extensions continued during the 1900s and the port continued to grow. Today, Mallaig has a population of around 1000 and boasts Europe's largest catches of prawns

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Mallaig from Mallaig Vaig

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1940s

fishertowns; herring; prawns; West Highland Railway; piers; pier; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Mallaig from Mallaig Vaig.<br /> <br /> Mallaig is situated at the northwestern extremity of Morar, looking across the Sound of Sleat to Skye. It is the main west coast fishing port between Oban and Ullapool and was once dependant on herring. Mallaig is the railhead for the West Highland railway line, the railway having been built there in 1901, along with a pier. Further pier extensions continued during the 1900s and the port continued to grow. Today, Mallaig has a population of around 1000 and boasts Europe's largest catches of prawns