Arisaig (Scottish Gaelic: Àrasaig) is a small village in Lochaber, Invernessshire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. It lies on the Road to the Isles, the A830 which leads to Mallaig to the north and Fort William to the east.
Arisaig is served by Arisaig railway station on the West Highland Line which connects the village to Mallaig and Fort William. It is the most westerly station on the British mainland. Tourism is the main industry in the Arisaig area, due to the spectacular scenery and great beaches.
A small passenger ferry sails from Arisaig to the Small Isles of Eigg, Muck and Rùm, though the main CalMac service to the Small Isles operates from Mallaig.
To the east of Arisaig lies Loch nan Uamh, where the Prince's Cairn is located, which marks the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie, left Scotland for France in 20 September 1746.
The legendary Scottish Gaelic poet Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair died in Arisaig in 1770. He is known to be buried in the village's Roman Catholic cemetery.
Emigrants from this area founded Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Arisaig has a Spar shop complete with cafe. It also has a hotel and bar.
Arisaig is in the Scottish council area of Highland.
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