Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland


Above image illustrates Ullapool waterfront.


This evening, I am posting information on the town of Ullapool in North Western Scotland.

Ullapool has a population of about 1500 persons and sits on a latitude of 57.89 degrees north, the same as the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris to the west.

More information:
  • Although it's present form dates to the late 18th century when founded as a commercial fishing community the name actually dates back about 1300 years (when the West of Scotland was under Norwegian control) and means 'Olaf's farm'.
  • Situated on the banks of the sea loch (fjord) named Loch Broom.
  • Commercial fishing is still undertaken from Ullapool but tourism is the main industry with the town now featuring in the North Coast 500 touring route.
  • Ullapool has direct ferry link to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis with journey time of 2 hours 45 mins.
  • There is accommodation, shops and a small museum with an ancestry research section.
Loch Broom in May

Landscape view of Ullapool and Loch Broom

Sunset over Loch Broom

Inside Ullapool Museum

Loch Seaforth ferry

© Nigel P Cole/Catswhiskerstours Limited

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