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Vintage Machinery Day <br> EVENT <br />21.07.2017

Vintage Machinery Day

  • Where: Ullapool Village Hall, Market Street Ullapool
  • When : Friday 21st July 12 -4.30pm
  • Cost: Entrance by donation

Promoted by The Ullapool Museum the Vintage Machinery Day gives locals and visitor alike to see a variety of vintage vehicles and machinery.  There are craft demonstrations, museum displays and sales stalls.

Tractor Parade around the main village starts from the Village Hall at 11.15 am – engines permitting!


Lunches served from 12 -2pm

Teas 2.30 – 4pm

Juplicity – Phil Jupitus<br>COMEDY <br/>26.07.2017

Juplicity – Phil Jupitus

  • Where: The Ceilidh Place Venue, Argyle St, Ullapool
  • When: Wednesday 26 July
  • Cost: Tickets available on line and from the Macphail Centre 01854 613336

off the kerb and beyond present comedian Phil Jupitus.

This popular stand-up and TV comedian is well-known for his appearances on the pop music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His career as a performer began in 1984 when he quit his job as a civil servant to follow a new direction as a performance poet on the alternative comedy circuit and supporting bands such as The Style Council and The Housemartins. During the late ’80s he worked with Billy Bragg, directing videos for both Bragg and Kirsty MacColl.

Phill has an abiding love and in-depth knowledge of popular music, particularly ska, bluebeat and rhythm and blues. His hugely successful standup tours have included Jedi, Steady, Go and Quadrophobia, and he has worked extensively on radio, variously as a contributor, panellist and presenter. He has also toured as part of The Blockheads line-up.

Edinburgh String Quartet<br>PERFORMANCES <br />29.07.2017 & 02.08.2017

Edinburgh String Quartet
29.07.2017 & 02.08.2017

  • Where: The Macphail Centre, Mill St. Ullapool
  • When: Saturday 29th July 2017 7pm
  • Cost: £10 /£6 conc for single concert £17.50 /£10.50 for 2 concerts

Saturday is the beginning of the Variations week-long summer school which has been hosted by the Macphail Centre for over 10 years.  A wonderful week of learning and playing together with the Edinburgh String Quartet.

The two concerts open to the public as well as course participants.  For more information about the summer school – follow the link below:

Saturday Evening Concert 7pm

Haydn – String Quartet Op 77 No 2 in F major

Shostakovich – String Quartet No 8 in c minor Op 110

Wednesday Evening Concert 7.30pm

With Rosie Staniforth, Principal Oboe, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370
Tippett – String Quartet No 2
Beethoven – String Quartet Op 59 No 3 in C Major

Promoted by the Variations chamber music course.

Time and Chance<br />EXHIBITION <br />end July 2017

Time and Chance
end July 2017

  • Cost: Free
  • When : daily 10am to 5 pm until the 30th July

A stunning exhibition of work by Beth Robertson Fiddes at the An Talla Gallery, West Argyle Street, Ullapool


Murmurs<br>EXHIBITION <br />05.08.2017 – 13.09.2017

05.08.2017 – 13.09.2017

  • Where: An Talla Solais Gallery, Argyle Street, Ullapool
  • When: Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: Free entry - bar open

Murmur – artists reflect on climate change

Sarah Gittins, Chloe Lewis, Ellis O’Connor, Meg Rodger and Saule Žuk

In April 2017, five artists together with a curator, and An Talla Solais’ exhibitions coordinator, embarked upon a peer-learning programme that will lead to a summer exhibition at An Talla Solais running for six weeks from 5 August.

The exhibition, Murmur, will explore climate change through a number of overlapping and interconnecting themes, synthesising diverse facts, personal first-hand accounts, and the artists’ own imaginative retelling through the mediums of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance, and jewellery.


‘Winging it’ warm up show – John Bishop<br>COMEDY</br>05 & 06.08.2017

‘Winging it’ warm up show – John Bishop
05 & 06.08.2017

  • Where: Macphail Theatre, Mill Street, Ullapool
  • When : Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017 8pm
  • Cost: £25 Tickets online from Ticketmaster or from the Macphail Centre 01854 613336

The Macphail Theatre is the venue for two nights of John Bishop’s tour ‘Winging It”

John is touring the country from Exeter to Ullapool to Limerick and many more places in between.  Well known for his liverpudlian accent and conversations with friends on the TV , the Macphail Centre in Ullapool is delighted to host his live performance.




Ullapool Guitar Festival 2017 <br>PERFORMANCES<br />06 -08.10.2017

Ullapool Guitar Festival 2017
06 -08.10.2017

  • Where: The Macphail Centre, Mill St. Ullapool and other venues
  • When : Friday 6th Oct to Sun 8th Oct 2017
  • Tickets: Full details from the Ullapool Guitar Website

2017 Ullapool Guitar Festival is booking now.

All Concerts,Workshops and the Trade Show take place in the Macphail Centre 5 Mill Street Ullapool IV26 2UN tel 01854 613336

Friday 6th October 2017 7.30pm Start 
  Evening Concert featuring:-
Gary Ryan
Tim Eday
Andre Krengel and Roland Krause

Friday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late  @ The Arch Inn with

Adam Bulley,Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Saturday 7th October 2017

Workshops @ 10.00am
Tutors,Clive Carroll, Hugh Burns, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined

Saturday Afternoon Concert  
13.00 Start  featuring:-
Billy Watman
Jon Hart and Daryl Kellie
Will McNicol and Friends
Elliott Morris and Friends
David Buckingham
Tristan Seume
Iain Forbes

Saturday evening Concert
7.30pm Start  featuring:-
Richard Smith
Clive Carroll
Sean Shibe


Saturday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late  @ The Arch Inn with
Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and friends.

Sunday 8th October 2017

Workshops @ 10.00am
Tutors Hugh Burns, Will McNicol, Clive Carroll, Tristan Seume, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined,

Sunday Afternoon Concert
13.00 Start  featuring:-
Professor Allan Neave and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Robert Foster
Julia and Christian 

As they say in modern parlance “In no particular order”
This is a list of artists confirmed so far.

Sean Shibe
Richard Smith
Gary Ryan
Clive Carroll
Tony McManus
Tim Edey
Adam Palma
John Goldie
Hugh Burns
Andre Krengel & Roland Krause
Rob Foster
Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart
Tristan Seume
David Buckingham
Billy Watman
Julia and Christian Zielinski
Iain Forbes
Adam Bulley
Chas Mackenzie
Will McNicol
Prof Allan Neave and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Ceilidh Place Venue <br> PERFORMANCES </br> 2017

Ceilidh Place Venue

  • Where: Ceilidh Place Venue or Cafe/Bar
  • When: All shows start at 8.30pm
  • Cost : Various - tickets can be booked 2 weeks prior to performance

The Ceilidh Place hosts a variety of music performances throughout the season

What’s On 2017


4th Peach, Gray, Young and Sinclair £8

7th Routes String Quartet £8

19th Eilidh Firth Trio £7

22nd Doghouse Roses £8

24th Alistair McCulloch Trio £9

26th Phil Jupitus:Juplicity

27th Fras £8


3rd Steve Turner £7

7th Ebhal (In Cafe Bar) Free In The Bar

10th Jenny Sturgeon & Jonny Hardie £7

16th Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally £7

19th Iain Thomson & Marc Duff £8

23rd Gaberlunzie £8

24th Gaberlunzie £8

25th Baile (in Cafe Bar) Free In The Bar


7th Mairearad Green & Mike Vass £12

14th Nae Plans £9

29th-30th Loopallu Music Festival


6th-8th Ullapool Guitar Festival

19th Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton Trio

27th Ross Martin & Eilidh Shaw £8


Feis Rois <br /> CLASSES <br / > Termtimes 2016 – 2017

Feis Rois
Termtimes 2016 – 2017

  • Where: Ullapool Schools
  • When: Termtime
  • Cost: Full costs are on the Feis Rois website

Fais Rois offers classes in fiddle and accordion at a range of levels for young pupils (P4 – S6).

For full details please visit the Feis Rois website

Year 2016 -2017

Term 1: Week beginning 22nd August to week ending 7th October No classes week beginning 19th September (6 weeks)

Term 2: Week beginning 24th October to week ending 2nd December (6 weeks)

Term 3: Week beginning 9th January to week ending 24th March No classes week beginning 20th February (10 weeks)

Term 4: Week beginning 24th April to week ending 16th June for all areas except Lochcarron and Ullapool. In both these areas there will be no classes on the 1st May or 5th June so classes will finish on week ending 30th June (8 weeks)



With support from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, a consortium of organisations has come together to create new projects and raise the profile of the arts and cultural activity in Ullapool in the North West Highlands. An Talla Solais, Fèis Rois, The Macphail Centre, Ullapool Book Festival and Ullapool Museum will work under the banner of Creative Ullapool from July 2014 onwards. The five key partners will also work closely with other artists and other organisations in the village.

Creative Ullapool Consortium wants to be all inclusive and if you wish to find out more about people who live and work in Ullapool please click here.

An Talla Solais

An Talla Solais

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Fèis Rois

Fèis Rois

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The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre

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Ullapool Book festival

Ullapool Book festival

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Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum

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An Talla Solais

An Talla Solais

Ullapool Visual Arts

An Talla Solais (‘the hall of light’) is Ullapool’s centre for the visual arts. An Talla Solais runs an annual programme of exhibitions showing contemporary art from near and far, offers studio and workshop space for artists and groups to make art in, and runs a collection of events and classes to enable local communities and visitors to engage with art. An Talla Solais also hosts Market Street Arts, an independent shop selling art and crafts made in the highlands. We’re open from Wednesday to Sundays from Easter to October; please visit for more details.

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Fèis Rois

Fèis Rois

Fèis Rois aims to create transformative opportunities for people of all ages to celebrate and engage with traditional music and the Gaelic language.

The organisation’s vision is to see:
• Everyone living in Ross-Shire, and indeed across Scotland, having the opportunity to access and participate in the traditional arts
• The traditional arts transforming communities and contributing to the economy
• Scotland’s traditional arts recognised internationally

Fèis Rois provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn skills in the traditional arts, as well as encouraging cross art form collaboration, innovative contemporary practice and the use of digital technology.

In Ullapool, people can get involved in weekly classes and sessions taking place in Ullapool Primary School and The Ceilidh Place on Mondays, as well as three annual residential courses held in April (for primary school aged children), May (for adults) and October (for young people of secondary school age).

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The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre

The Macphail Centre runs a year round arts events programme. We aim to have something for everyone and a real treat is in store for you when you come to our performances, workshops and exhibitions.

The quality and diversity reaches from the National Companies out on tour to home grown young people’s drama group productions that could have you laughing all the way home; changing exhibitions include painting, textiles to informative panels on our natural world , local photographs that remind you of your past.

In addition we provide opportunities for learning with workshops and classes, perhaps to try out something new out or to enhance and improve your skills.

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Ullapool Book festival

Ullapool Book festival

Ullapool Book Festival invites writers and audiences to celebrate literature in all forms during a weekend in May that is inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining. The festival features fiction, non-fiction and poetry and includes work in Gaelic and Scots. A tradition has developed that sees the festival invite a Canadian author each year. UBF also promotes literature at other times throughout the year.

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Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum tells the story of the people of Lochbroom – local history, fishing, crofting, emigration, family history and more.

Housed in a recently refurbished Grade A1 listed “Thomas Telford Church”, built in 1829, Ullapool Museum is an architectural gem. Retaining many of its original features, the building alone is worth a visit. With regularly changing exhibitions and events, enthusiastic volunteers and staff, we play an important part in the cultural life of Ullapool.

We have full accredited status with Museums Galleries Scotland and are a registered charity SCO 18225. Follow our activities on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and contact us on Open April – October, Monday – Saturday.

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