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Bi-centenary Tapestries and Quilt

Ullapool as we know it was founded over two hundred years ago, in 1788. To celebrate the occasion a year-long series of events was held. One of the permanent reminders was a series of superb tapestries and quilts made by the local people. These sh...

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Robert Melville Duelling Pistols

Robert Melville was a partner in his uncle Robert Fall’s shipping, trading and fisheries company in Dunbar, East Lothian. When the business went bankrupt, he sought employment with the British Fisheries Society. In 1788, just a few weeks aft...

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The Ship Hector

In early July 1773, the ship Hector sailed from Lochbroom bound for Pictou in Nova Scotia. On board the Hector were nearly two hundred men, women and children.  By all accounts, The Hector was not in the best shape. It had already seen twenty...

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