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TITLE
Loch Broom
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_056
PLACENAME
Loch Broom
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22600
KEYWORDS
Loch Broom

This photograph shows a view looking across Loch Broom, a sea-loch on the north-western coast of Scotland. Ullapool, the largest community on the west coast north of Kyle of Lochalsh, is located along the loch's northern bank.

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.

George Simpson, the influential Canadian administrator of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in the early to mid nineteenth century, was born in the vicinity of Little Loch Broom, another sea-loch just to the south of Loch Broom. A ruthless and efficient businessman, nicknamed 'Little Napoleon' by his contemporaries in the trade, he oversaw the HBC's merger with its rival, the Northwest Company, in 1821, and guided the North American fur trade through some of its most prosperous years.

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Loch Broom

ROSS: Lochbroom

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view looking across Loch Broom, a sea-loch on the north-western coast of Scotland. Ullapool, the largest community on the west coast north of Kyle of Lochalsh, is located along the loch's northern bank.<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 /> George Simpson, the influential Canadian administrator of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in the early to mid nineteenth century, was born in the vicinity of Little Loch Broom, another sea-loch just to the south of Loch Broom. A ruthless and efficient businessman, nicknamed 'Little Napoleon' by his contemporaries in the trade, he oversaw the HBC's merger with its rival, the Northwest Company, in 1821, and guided the North American fur trade through some of its most prosperous years.