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Mallaig and Sound of Sleat Archive

On this page you can view the images captured by the Mallaig and Sound of Sleat webcam 17 hours a day over the past 30 days.

Briefly, use the table of times and dates below to choose the point of interest. Press the play button under the image to play a time-lapse sequence of images from the current time until the end of the selected day.

The first of two webcams near Armadale at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

This webcam looks south east from the college across the Sound of Sleet to the fishing and ferry port of Mallaig. The peaks of Sgurr an Eilein Ghiubhais and Sgurr Eireagoraidh are visible on the left. Mallaig is to the right but difficult to see except at night time. If you look out at the right time you might just catch sight the CalMac ferry leaving Mallaig for Armadale or the Small Isles of Rùm, Eigg, Muck and Canna.

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July / August 2018
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30 31 1 2 3 4 5
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A picture is taken every 15 minutes between the hours of 05:00 and 22:00 UK local time (5am to 10pm). Outside of these hours there is nothing to see but blackness. Not just any blackness, but that special West Coast of Scotland blackness that, devoid of light pollution, is so black that light literally falls in to it. Click on the tables of times and dates to the left to jump directly to a hour. Please remember that you can only view pictures for today up to the current time!

Use the video recorder style buttons Forward button forward and Back button rewind buttons under the picture to step through the selected day 15 minutes at a time. Alternatively press the Play button play button to play a time-lapse sequence from morning until night.

The Last Thirty Days

The pictures below have been taken at 13:00 (1pm UK local time) on each of the past thirty days. Click on a picture to display a larger version of it above.

Saturday 21-Jul
Sunday 22-Jul
Monday 23-Jul
Tuesday 24-Jul
Wednesday 25-Jul

Thursday 26-Jul
Friday 27-Jul
Saturday 28-Jul
Sunday 29-Jul
Monday 30-Jul

Tuesday 31-Jul
Wednesday 01-Aug
Thursday 02-Aug
Friday 03-Aug
Saturday 04-Aug

Sunday 05-Aug
Monday 06-Aug
Tuesday 07-Aug
Wednesday 08-Aug
Thursday 09-Aug

Friday 10-Aug
Saturday 11-Aug
Sunday 12-Aug
Monday 13-Aug
Tuesday 14-Aug

Wednesday 15-Aug
Thursday 16-Aug
Friday 17-Aug
Saturday 18-Aug
Sunday 19-Aug

More Information

This webcam is located on the Àrainn Chalum Chille campus of the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College, approximately 3km (2 miles) north east of the Armadale ferry terminal.

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Satellite image showing the location of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College and approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat
Satellite image showing the location of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College and approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat

Click here to view a zoomable map of the area covered by the webcam courtesy of Multimap.

The Sound of Sleat used to be the main thoroughfare for coastal shipping to and from the Highland and Islands. Today commercial shipping has largely been displaced by pleasure and leisure craft, including the luxurious Hebridean Princess cruise ship (the former CalMac ferry MV "Columba").

These waters were used extensively by the Royal Navy for training during World War II and were protected at each end by an anti-submarine barriers controlled from a nearby requisitioned hunting lodge, now the Duisdale Country House Hotel. Today the barriers may be gone but Royal Navy surface vessels can still be seen on this webcam as they traverse the Sound on their way to the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) to the north west of the Skye Bridge. The submarines are much harder to spot, especially when submerged!

Acknowledgment

Thank you to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College for providing the infrastructure and view. A special thank you to Caoimhín and Dòmhnall for their assistance and enthusiasm.

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