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Electricity is provided by our own hydroelectric scheme, which should give a 24-hour supply. However, there will be times when it is necessary to turn the system off for maintenance or other work (there is generally a timetable up in the Display Room window), so full service cannot be guaranteed! Should the system breakdown, we do have a back up generator to supply electricity to the village, but this will not run 24 hours a day. See the dedicated Knoydart Renewables page for further information; any other queries about electricity should be directed to the Foundation Office.

All properties are on private water supply - a bit of care in summer to help conserve resources is appreciated especially around the main village. See the information notices regarding safety of water in your accommodation venue - most places now have UV filters installed.

There is a laundry at the Foundation Bunkhouse - see the warden for details.

There is no mobile phone reception in Inverie - it can be received at some points along the road to Airor. A public phones are available at the Bunkhouse. BT have closed down our telephone box.

Broadband internet access is available in the Foundation display room, the Bunkhouse (there may be restrictions if the Bunkhouse has been block-booked), and at the Post Office. The Old Forge offers wireless access during the day.

Help is appreciated with minimizing the amount of rubbish generated. We now have full recycling facilities for glass, plastic containers, cans and paper, and your accommodation venue should have the relevant containers. Nevertheless, visiting vessels are requested not to deposit their rubbish ashore.

The Miller sisters set up Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom in 2008. Located in the old Pier Stores, opposite the Pier House, they sell hand-crafted pottery including plates, mugs, and wine-bottle stoppers. They also sell teas, coffees, breakfasts and lunches. They can be telephoned on 01687 460191.

The Knoydart Foundation Office, Display Room and Shop sells Highland outdoor essentials, like Smidge, walking socks, tick twisters; also locally made gifts, souvenir T-shirts, calendars, baseball caps, walks leaflets, maps and Knoydart wild venison. The Shop is also fully licenced and offers a undefinedpre-visit ordering facility.  You can order items by visiting the website or calling us on 01687 462242. Call in here for advice from the Rangers, and to find out about the next guided walk.

There is another small shop on Knoydart, located in the same place as the Post Office. It stocks a good range of products including tinned and dried goods, confectionary, dairy products, frozen goods, stationary and household requisites etc. Broadband internet access is also available during opening hours. You can telephone Bernie at the shop on 01687 462146.

There are more shops and facilities in Mallaig, and the following numbers may be of use (dialing code 01687). Please note the Co-op no longer takes telephone orders for islands and peninsulas: you need to register with their online shopping service.

Calmac  462403

ScotRail 462227

Co-op 462240

Spar 462419

Health Centre 462202

Police 462177 


For eating out we do have a good range:

Knoydart Pottery and Tearoom: located in village centre providing teas, coffees, homebaking, breakfast rolls and jacket potatoes. Comfy sofas and wood-burning stove. Pottery, postcards, books and crafts for sale. Telephone Rhona or Isla on 01687 460191

Doune Dining Room:Located on the Western tip of the peninsula - 5 miles along the Airor road then 3/4 mile track down the hill.  (Or charter a boat around to the Doune  pier.)  It's worth the adventure; a set (evening) meal of beautifully prepared fresh local food.  Booking is essential.  For more details contact Martin on 01687 462667. 

The Old Forge: pub serving evening meals, seafood, steaks,  real ales, tea & coffee. Real fire, showers, moorings. Booking essential. Contact JP Robinet on 01687 462267

The Snack Van: Situated in the Community Garden, offers a wide choice of quality fast food. Open for breakfast 8am-10am and dinner 6pm-8pm (Closed Wednesday evening and all day Thursday.) Home-cooked frozen ready meals, juice and crisps are always available. Just help yourself and put your money in the honesty box.

The Road's End Cafe: You will find this little quaint café 100 yards past the end of tarmac road in Airor, Knoydart. The Café, overlooking the beautiful Airor bay is opened Wednesday to Sunday from 11am serving wholesome, uncomplicated food, prepared freshly each day. Evening meals are available on request. Taxi by arrangement. Tel: 07788671501

The Galley on the Hill, Doune: Pop up restaurant opens on request only. Great home cooked lunches and dinners - for menu ideas and prices check out the web site and then call Penny to book 01687 462917

Local produce:

Knoydart Venison: you can buy wild venison that has been culled and butchered here on the Knoydart Peninsula. You can buy a variety of roasts, diced and other cuts to prepare as a real treat on your self-catering holiday, or take some home as a reminder of Knoydart. All venison is sold frozen and is on display in the freezer cabinets in the Foundation Community Shop, or call the Knoydart Foundation on 01687 462242 to order; why not choose some in advance of your party arriving?

Knoydart Organic Lamb: is available by mail order - contact Iain Wilson on 01687 462844. Also available for sale frozen in the Foundation Community Shop

Jim Manthorpe Photography: Contact Jim through his website