The west coast village of Mallaig is a significant port town for transport to the Western Isles. Situated close to Fort William, Glencoe and Ben Nevis, Mallaig receives significant tourist revenue. It is the terminus of the North Highland Railway Line, and has superb shipping links to the Western Isles.
Mallaig itself is an advanced town which provides primary and secondary education for local children. There are many cultural and recreational resources on offer including a library, a swimming pool, heritage centre and art gallery. The surrounding area provides opportunities for hiking and camping.