Morar: D5349 about to enter Morar station on 17 August 1965 with a train for Mallaig. Note the signal box, lower quadrant signals and level crossing gates. See image 34896
John Robin 17/08/1965


Location type


Name and dates

Morar (1901-)

Station code: MRR National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway).
Open on the West Highland Line.


This is a single platform station which retains its single storey station building. The building, having been disused and in poor condition, was repaired and has been used for a variety of purposes including a pottery and bakery.

To the immediate south of the station is a level crossing. There was a small gate signal box at the south end of the platform. This was dispensed with to reduce costs - which resulted in the train crew opening the gates ahead of the train and closing them behind it. This was finally dispensed with in 1985 when an automatic open system with coloured lights was brought into use.

There was a siding at the north end, west side, now removed.


The Morar Hotel is just to the north of the level crossing near the station.

The Traigh Golf Course , the most westerly on mainland Britain and with the small isles as a backdrop, is about two and a half miles to the south.

Morar is well known for its sandy beaches, these can be found stretching north from Arisaig to Mallaig.
Visit Scotland - Silver Sands of Morar



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: Mòrar

Nearby stations
Lech-a-vuie Platform
Kyle of Lochalsh
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Fort William [1st]
Morar Viaduct
Mallaig Shed
Larichmore Viaduct
Borrodale Viaduct
Borrodale Tunnel
Morar Lodge
Camusdarrach House
Glasnacardoch Bay
Traigh Golf Course
Creag Mhor Level Crossing
Mallaig Pier
Arisaig Slip
Easter Stoul
Borrodale House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Many uses for a former station building

Since being an office and waiting room the station building has seen a variety of uses, including as a bakery and community newspaper office. West Word

Chronology Dates

01/04/1901Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Line opened from Banavie (Banavie Junction [2nd]), over the Caledonian Canal and on through Banavie, Corpach, Locheilside, Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Beasdale, Arisaig and Morar to Mallaig, extending the West Highland Railway to the western seaboard. There was no official opening ceremony.

News items

01/10/2015Community Rail Awards 2015


A Mallaig Boyhood (Flashbacks)
All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Captains and Commanders: Memoirs of a Scottish West Coast Fisherman

Chapels of the Rough Bounds

Highland Steam: A Scrapbook of Images from the 'Kyle, Mallaig and Highland Lines

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Landranger (40) Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel (OS Landranger Map)

Mallaig Line: An Illustrated History and Guide

Old Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: Fort William and Mallaig

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line
Steam to Mallaig
The Mallaig Railway
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Mallaig Extension in B.R.Days

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Extension: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1