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TITLE
Steam Drifters at Ullapool Pier
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0554
PLACENAME
Ullapool
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40334
KEYWORDS
Ullapool pier
British Fisheries Society
herring
harbours
Steam Drifters at Ullapool Pier

This photo shows steam drifters at Ullapool Pier. Ullapool was laid out in 1788 on the shore of the west coast sea loch, Loch Broom. The British Fisheries Society was behind the plan which aimed to take advantage of the herring shoals in the area, and indeed the village expanded throughout the early 19th century, until the herring deserted Loch Broom. Ullapool was deprived of its main industry and was brought close to collapse, only the harbour ensured its survival.

The harbour has been used by east coast trawlers fishing the Minch and the factory ships of Eastern Europe, while the car ferry to Stornoway and improved road links to Inverness bring a steady influx of visitors


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Steam Drifters at Ullapool Pier

ROSS: Lochbroom

Ullapool pier; British Fisheries Society; herring; harbours

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photo shows steam drifters at Ullapool Pier. Ullapool was laid out in 1788 on the shore of the west coast sea loch, Loch Broom. The British Fisheries Society was behind the plan which aimed to take advantage of the herring shoals in the area, and indeed the village expanded throughout the early 19th century, until the herring deserted Loch Broom. Ullapool was deprived of its main industry and was brought close to collapse, only the harbour ensured its survival. <br /> <br /> The harbour has been used by east coast trawlers fishing the Minch and the factory ships of Eastern Europe, while the car ferry to Stornoway and improved road links to Inverness bring a steady influx of visitors <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a><br />