It took a couple more decades for the long distance fishing fleets from eastern Scotland and beyond to discover Ullapool's benefits as a safe anchorage on the western side of the country. Since then, though the fortunes of the Scottish fishing fleet have ebbed and flowed, fishing has remained at the heart of the economy of the town. A particular feature over many years has been the use of Loch Broom by factory ships sailing from Russia and Eastern Europe, which added a very cosmopolitan air to the town.
Ullapool offers some very nice pubs, including the Ferry Boat Inn. It also has a range of shops from the smallest right up to a well-stocked supermarket.
Ullapool is the main terminus for the ferry to Stornoway, so the MV Isle of Lewis is a frequent visitor. The ferry port offices have recently moved to the attractive new building on the pier.
Shore Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UR, Scotland