Despite our size, Ullapool regularly boxes well above its weight when it comes to entertainment. Often you’ll see tours of well know names visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen… and Ullapool.
Over the years this has included The Waterboys bringing their own tented venue to the village; The village hall playing host to Mumford & Sons, The Saw Doctors and the Super Furry Animals; The Macphail Centre hosting huge household comedy names like Bill Bailey, Rich Hall and Eddie Izzard; or some of the bars and hotels like The Ceilidh Place, The Seaforth and The Arch Inn who have showcased the likes of Amy MacDonald, Jake Bugg, Idlewild and Ben Howard over the years.
As well as the bigger names, there’s a wealth of local talent particularly on the traditional music scene. We’re home to the award winning Ullapool Pipe Band, as well as the three times yearly Feis Rios event where budding musicians can come and study. The Macphail Centre and Village Hall often play host to touring theatre productions, opera and orchestras. There really is something for everyone.
Check our events section for the most up to date listings of whats happening when you visit.
On the east shore of Loch Broom, Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. It was designed by David Aitken who was advised by Thomas Telford.