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TITLE
Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_048
PLACENAME
Ullapool
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22592
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
Ullapool

This photograph shows of view looking up Loch Broom, north-east towards the important coastal community of Ullapool, in Wester Ross. A small town of approximately 1,300 inhabitants, it is nevertheless the major settlement on the west coast, north of Kyle of Lochalsh.

Ullapool was originally founded in 1788 by the British Fishing Society in order to exploit the plentiful supply of herring in the region. The harbour was designed by the famed Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, and still remains the cultural and economical centre of the community.

Today, fishing still continues on a reduced scale. Tourism now constitutes the town's primary source of income. Boating tours set out frequently from the harbour to catch a glimpse of local populations of seals and dolphins and the ferry to Stornoway, on Lewis, also leaves from the town. The community is a centre of celtic and folk music and holds several festivals throughout the year, including the Feis Rois.

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Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

landscapes; coasts

George Hendry

This photograph shows of view looking up Loch Broom, north-east towards the important coastal community of Ullapool, in Wester Ross. A small town of approximately 1,300 inhabitants, it is nevertheless the major settlement on the west coast, north of Kyle of Lochalsh. <br /> <br /> Ullapool was originally founded in 1788 by the British Fishing Society in order to exploit the plentiful supply of herring in the region. The harbour was designed by the famed Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, and still remains the cultural and economical centre of the community. <br /> <br /> Today, fishing still continues on a reduced scale. Tourism now constitutes the town's primary source of income. Boating tours set out frequently from the harbour to catch a glimpse of local populations of seals and dolphins and the ferry to Stornoway, on Lewis, also leaves from the town. The community is a centre of celtic and folk music and holds several festivals throughout the year, including the Feis Rois.