At Ullapool Harbour Trust we are actively and closely monitoring all official communications with regard to the spread of the Coronavirus and we intend to carry out any and all directions issued by official bodies including Scottish and UK Government, NHS and local authorities.

In compliance with Health Protection Scotland and the Scottish Ports Liaison Network requirements and in addition to existing mandatory pre-arrival documentation checks, all cruise vessels will be required to submit a pre-arrival Maritime Declaration of Health (MDH) to the Scottish Port Health Authority regardless of whether the vessel is arriving in Ullapool from a foreign or other UK port.


UK Government Coronavirus Action Plan 3 March 2020:  Actions of UK and devolved Governments and how public can support is available to read here.

NHS Scotland Coronavirus Information – click here.

We shall continue to update our  website with relevant information.


Carved out by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Ullapool is set against the stunning backdrop of the mountain ranges around Loch Broom and the harbour is one of the best natural deepwater harbours in the country.  Originally developed as a herring port in 1788, we now welcomes leisure and commercial visitors from across the world. Visitors will find plenty to inspire them during their time here, whether it’s a stroll through the adjacent historic Ullapool village absorbing local culture, shopping or village walks, designed to take advantage of the magnificent scenery, or a trip further afield to experience the dramatic, awe-inspiring wilderness that characterises the North West Scottish Highlands.

Ullapool is a destination of choice for many cruise ships, offering a great value location matched with a high quality level of dedicated service.  A variety of trips have been designed to enhance the pleasure of every passenger’s experience.

As a founder member of Cruise Scotland and member of CLIA and Cruise Europe, we are committed to the continued development of Scotland’s cruise ports as an ideal destination offering visitors the perfect opportunity to experience outstanding scenery and unique culture, sample world class food and drink and overall have an unforgettable, unique, warm and overwhelmingly positive visit.

The Harbour offers purpose-built amenities to ensure that all our cruise ship visitors experience a memorable, unique and comfortable time while they’re with us in Ullapool.   The following amenities* are exclusively dedicated to our cruise ship visitors:

  • 40m landing pontoon with gangway to our reception marquee
  • Carpeted reception marquee with seating, brochures.  Local meet and greet personnel on hand with maps and local information
  • Warm welcome from harbour staff – traditionally dressed pipers to musically accompany visitors’ landing on the pier
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Excursion coaches parked alongside arrivals marquee

*Kind assistance was received from Highland LEADER 2007-2013 funds