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LAND, SEA and ISLANDS Visitor Centre
The small Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre in Arisaig houses exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the region. Created out of a derelict smithy (the restored old forge is a focal point), exhibits include fascinating artefacts as well as photographs. An intriguing section is dedicated to SOE – ‘Special Operations Executive’ – which was set up to infiltrate enemy occupied territory during WW2 and whose agents trained in these parts. Among them were Czech agents who assassinated the Nazi Heydrich in Prague in 1942. There is also a bit about various films made locally, including ‘Local hero’ (1983), and a good little shop selling books, cards and so on. The facility is owned and run by the community.