We love nothing more than welcoming visitors to our beautiful corner of the world. Our mountains, lochs, coastlines and historic sites are there to be enjoyed by all. But it has never been more vital for all of us to care and protect our natural assets. We join with VisitScotland and tourism partners across the country in promoting some simple messages to keep our environment safe and our local communities thriving.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

For further advice and tips on sustainable travel in Scotland visit our friends at VisitScotland!

Road to the Isles – Responsible Travel Pledge & Useful Info (16.07.2021)

Keep the Road to the Isles beautiful for generations to come.

*The information below may differ due to COVID-19 operating procedures*

What we ask is that you work with us to ensure a memorable experience for all that come and visit the Road to the Isles.

We all love the area and welcome all who visit, but please could we ask that you treat the natural surroundings with the respect it deserves. For your safety and that of others please pledge to travel and exercise access rights responsibly whilst visiting.

•Please take ALL rubbish with you. Refuse collections are limited due to our rural location so please take your waste home with you.

•Explore new places but leave them as you found them. No litter should be left on our beaches or picnic areas.

•LEAVE NO TRACE.

•No fouling in public places.

•No overnight parking or camping in areas that could in ANY way obstruct public safety. Make sure our fire engine, police and ambulance service can get through the road with ease. Be especially mindful on narrow roads.

•Park in designated parking spaces ONLY.

•Be prepared for all weather.

•Take pictures and share them with the world BUT make sure you are in a safe place to capture them. There are lots of designated viewing points.

•Water safety – Please know the tidal timetable for the area (purchase a West Word from a local shop) and be very careful if entering the water, Silver Sands – Morar is a very poular beach but has very strong undercurrents. Children should always be accompanied in or near the water by a responsible adult. Alcohol and coastal waters don’t mix – they can reduce corodination and impair judgement and reaction times.  (More information can be found on the RNLI/Coastguard page).

•Listed below are the public toilets, refuse and recycling locations available in our area.

•Please note we only have weekly bin collections and twice weekly in peak season at some of our beauty spots. Bins fill fast. To assist us with waste management, please consider if you could take items home or perhaps drop off at larger bins or recycling centres located in Fort William. Never leave litter bags at the side of bins that are FULL.

•Chemical waste disposal is ONLY available in designated campsites. Only available to guests booked on site.

Toilets

Mallaig – Public toilets are located in the Mallaig & Morar Community Centre. Positioned a short walk from the train station and ferry terminal. A recycle station can be found at the back of the centre and to the right of the car park facilities.

Mallaig – New public toilets 2021.  We aim for them to be open late May and they are located in the main car park as you approach Mallaig.

Morar – Public toilets are located at Silversands – Tougal Beach and are open April – Sept only. A recycle station is available at the back left hand side of the Morar Hotel car park, opposite the train station.

Arisaig – Public toilets located in the centre of the village near the Spar shop. Recycling of glass is available near the public toilets in the centre of the village. If you find the bins or glass recycling station full do not leave items at the side of the bins. Please take them with you to dispose at another suitable location. Leaving it at the roadside is hazardous to pedestrians and road users.

Arisaig Traigh Public Toilets – Newly opened in 2021. Traigh toilets are community operated and made possible due to the Road to the Isles Facilities Group (SCIO). Please keep the toilets clean and tidy and donate for the use to enable this project and more to be possible in the future.

Lochailort – No public toilets. Lochailort Inn has toilets for customers only.

Glenfinnan – No public toilets. Glenfinnan Visitors Centre has toilets and non-visitors can use the toilets for a small fee (approx. 50p).

The Small Isles – Eigg, Rum, Canna & Muck all have public toilets, however may not be open at this time. Please see individual Islands websites for up to date COVID-19 related information.

Knoydart – Public toilets located at the pier.

We welcome visitors all year, however some of our amenities have seasonal opening or limited winter hours. Please keep this in mind when planning your route.

Happy holidays

Road to the Isles Marketing Team