The Craft Shop and Restaurant - Isle of Muck

The Craft Shop and Restaurant – Isle of Muck

 

How do I get to Muck?   There is a Caledonian Macbrayne passenger Ferry from Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland to Muck, but this doesn’t run every day.    Also, Arisaig Marine run a scheduled ferry service to Muck during the summer months.

 

How do I get around Muck?   On foot!  All the Small Isles ferries are passenger only as there are very few roads on the Small Isles.

 

What’s worth visiting on Muck?  The highest point on Muck is Beinn Airein, which is an easy walk, but well worth it for the views.  You could also visit neighbouring Horse Island at low tide to look for the resident puffins.  As Muck is quite flat, a good way to see the island is by bike.  Also worth a visit is The Green Shed, where hand-crafted items are made by the islanders, using islands resources where possible.

 

Where can I stay on Muck?  Port Mor House Hotel offers full board and excellent local produce.  Likewise, the Bed and Breakfasts at Godag House and Carn Dearg.  There is self catering at New House, Gallanach Cottage and Seileachean.  Also, if you fancy something out of the ordinary, why not try sleeping in a Mongolian Yurt tent on the North side of Muck.

 

Any other information?  If you would like to learn a new craft, there are craft courses such as rug making and basket weaving available through Muck’s Craft Shop and Tea Room.  Read my blog post on a visit to the Isle of Muck – ‘Mucking around’.

 

Other islands around Skye (including Skye): Canna, Eigg, Raasay, Rona, Rum, Skye and Summer Isles