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 Thomas Telford.
Many of the pivotal discoveries that contributed to the development of the concept of plate tectonics were made in this area, and there are still regular international geological conferences.
Parliament granted permission in the 1890s for a railway from Ullapool to the main Highland network at Garve, but insufficient funds resulted in the scheme being abandoned.
Sgurr Fiona and the Corrag Bhuidhe pinnacles on An Teallach.
The region surrounding Ullapool is dominated by rugged mountains, especially by An Teallach to the south, Beinn Deargamd Bheinn Ghobblach to the east close to the head of Loch Broom and Ben Mhor Coigach to the north.
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