Ullapool - Events & Festivals

Ullapool has various events and festivals on throughout the year. Many of these benefit from being small and personal but with some surprisingly big well known names attending, performing and taking part.

Ullapool Book Festival

Ullapool Book Festival

Literature has a significant place in Highland culture and life. The book festival is not just a showcase for Highland writers but also for writers from other parts of Scotland, and indeed the world, to come and create an inspirational atmosphere. Workshops, open talks and discussions. 2014 is the tenth book festival and promoses to be another great one. 9th to 11th May.

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Ullapool Skiff World Championship

St Ayles Skiff regatta

In 2013 Ullapool hosted the Inaugural World Championships for St Ayles Skiff racing under the auspices of the The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. The sucess of the event has prompted a 2014 regatta and we are all looking forward to welcoming crews from many nations to Ullapool and area. Great fun for competitors and spectators alike. 11th to 13th July.

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Loopallu Festival

Loopallu Festival

Loopallu is a great wee festival that has seen some bands that may surprise you such as Paolo Nutini, Mumford & Sons, Franz Ferdin, The Fratellis and Scouting For Girls. Also fringe acts around Ullapool. 26th and 27th September.

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Ullapool Guitar Festival

Ullapool Guitar Festival

The 15th Festival will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October 2014. All the concerts will take place in the MacPhail Centre, Mill Street Ullapool, all the Festival clubs take place in the Arch Inn West Shore Street Ullapool..

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Ullapool - More Events

There are events and things happening all throughout the year in and around Ullapool. Here are some other things you might fancy seeing or taking part in.

Ullapool Rotary Round the Pier Day July
Ullapool Beer Festival October www.ullapoolbeerfestival.co.uk
Assynt Highland Games - Assynt's annual games featuring solo piping, track and field events, Highland dancing, trout and salmon casting, caber tossing, tug o' war and an evening dance. Culag Park, Lochinver.- August
Coigach Gathering - It features the Coigach Hill Race, sports and entertainment for the locals plus piping and dancing demonstrations and competition.- June
3 legged fancy dress pub crawl - August
Bonfire & fireworks -  November 5th

Check ullapool.com events diary for up to date events every week.

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