Isle of Muck History

Last Updated 22nd July 2020

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Getting to Muck

For those of you who would like to visit Muck it is really quite easy. It is possible to do a day trip and spend 3-4 hours on the island or there is accomodation on the island for those who would prefer to explore the island more extensively. The accomodation available covers a wide spectrum from hotel to self catering cottages or it is possible to camp (you must get permission for this).
There are two main ways you can get to Muck. The first only runs during the summer (May to September) and is from Arisaig on a boat run by Arisaig Marines. This goes to Muck on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays and is about a 2 hour journey each way including a 30 minute stop-off at Eigg in both directions. The second way is on the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry from Mallaig, and this service runs all year round four days a week, the timetable can be found on the Calmac website. Of course there is another way to get to the island and that is by your own boat, be it yacht or sea kayak.

Arisaig and Mallaig are approximately 4 hours drive from Glasgow, 5 hours from Edinburgh, 3 hours from Inverness or 1 hour from Fort William. It is also possible to get to Arisaig or Mallaig by train or bus.

There are also a number of organisations operating cruises which incorporate visits to Muck.