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About Ullapool

Ullapool (Ullapul or Ulapul in Gaelic) is a small town in Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland. Despite its small size, it is the largest settlement for many miles around. Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port designed by Thomas Telford, on the east shore of Loch Broom. The harbour is still the centre of the town, used as a fishing port, yachting haven and ferry port with boats to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. The town also boasts a small museum, an arts centre, a leisure centre with swimming pool and plenty of pubs, and is a centre for walkers and other holidaymakers in the area. Ullapool has a strong reputation for as a centre of music and performance, with several Feisean and a large number of gigs during the summer, especially in The Argyll. The Ullapool Guitar Festival takes place in early October every year and attracts high calibre performers, while the Loopallu music festival, held in September, is very popular, doubling the population of the village over the weekend.