Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ullapool Ferry

Calmac sail from Ullapool to Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
Lewis is the largest of the Western Isles with beautiful sandy beaches.

Getting there summer

Summer: LEWIS: Stornoway – Ullapool

Getting there winter

Winter: LEWIS: Stornoway – Ullapool

Flowers

Flowers in Ullapool
Flowers for that special occasions be it a birthday, wedding or anniversary.

Rhue Settlement

The Pre-Historic Settlement At Rhue
by Colin Scouller in “A guide to Ullapool”
Down A Minor road signposted “Rhue” branches left off the A.835 about 2.5 miles north of Ullapool and after about a quarter of a mile, bends sharply to the right. Most of the settlement, which covers four acres or more, lies on [...]

People of Hector

People of Hector
The Ship Hector and the people who sailed on her
By Henry Beer

To see some more photos of the passenger list and ship hector click hereOr visit www.townofpictou.com
Down on the shores of Pictou Harbour in Nova Scotia ship builders are painstakingly reconstructing the 18th century ship Hector. In 1773 the [...]

Ship Hector

Ship Hector
FROM OLD SCOTIA TO NOVA SCOTIA
Reported by Andy Mitchell
Photo Curtesy of www.townofpictou.com
An On a bright June morning in 1773 the old Dutch vessel, Hector was moored in Loch Broom, close to the small settlement of Ullapool, taking onboard a group of people from the Highlands. These people were joining a few others [...]

Landscape

The Loch Broom Landscape
By Peter Harrison in “A Guide to Ullapool”

The North West Coast has particularly outstanding scenery. The landscape you view today is the result of geologically recent surface processes acting on much more ancient underlying rocks. The oldest rocks to be found in the Lochbroom area are at Corrie and were [...]

Archaeology

Archaeology
by Cathy Dagg in “A guide to Ullapool”
Although people have been living in the Ullapool area since the end of the Ice Age. About 9000 years ago, they have left little evidence to be unearthed by archaeologists. However, there are so few documentary records of life here, even for relatively recent times that we have [...]

Clearances

Clearances Near Ullapool
The Clearances in Loch Broom and Coigach

An ancient Act of 1585 legally permitted the laird to evict tenants or sub-tenants provided he gave them 40 days notice. If they failed to comply he could bring in troops to evict them. By the end of the 18th Century several of the old [...]

Isle Martin

Isle Martin
Isle Martin Near Ullapool
The Location
Isle of Martin is situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, some three miles northwest of Ullapool in Wester Ross. The nearest mainland is less than a mile away at Ardmair. This strategic location has been important in both the commercial and cultural history [...]

Crofting

Past and Present Day Crofting in Ullapool
Crofting: History and Present
by George Campbell in “A guide to Ullapool”

Crofting is a unique form of land tenure, and though there are similarities with other small farming systems throughout Europe, it has no exact replica.
The History of Crofting
Crofting as we know it [...]

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