Ullapool (Ulapul in Gaelic) sits on the shores of Loch Broom in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. Despite its northerly situation Ullapool enjoys a moderately temperate climate because of the North Atlantic Current that extends the Gulf Stream northeastwards.
The village, designed by Thomas Telford, was established by the British Fisheries Society in 1788 as a herring fishing port to provide employment in the area. It is still a fishing port and ferry terminal between Ullapool and Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.
It has a very good little museum which tells the story of the Hector one of the ships used by lairds during the Clearances to forcibly move people off the land that they wanted for sheep. Many were transported to Canada, the route of the Hector.