Harbour News 16-30 November 2020

16 arrivals for the period

Ullapool Harbour Trust continues to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic; supporting vital transport links to the Western Isles and handling routine fishing and commercial traffic. Harbour services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the harbour can be contacted by phone, email and VHF. Strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place with restricted access to the harbour building which remains locked at all times.   

Whitefish totalled 1,800 boxes from two Scottish trawl and a single Anglo-French long line landing. The INS-registered Adventurer made two decent landings of mainly monkfish, haddocks and ling from northern shelf edge waters and the long-liner Croix Morand landed a boatload of hake and ling from deep-water.

Shellfish activities remain quiet.  There were ten calls from visiting prawn trawlers, a single offshore brown crab landed which combined with the local fleet’s efforts.

Non-fishing was quiet – two fish farm support vessels called in for fuel and layovers.

The 2021 Harbour Calendar is for sale at the usual outlets (we are extremely grateful to Parletts, the Hardware Shop, Artworks, Lochbroom Filling Station and West Coast Deli).  Copies are also available at the harbour office.    In these socially distant times, it’s also possible to order the calendar direct from the website – www.ullapool-harbour.co.uk.  As ever, all profits go to youth sail training voyages.


Harbour Scrap Metal Service

The harbour is running a scrap metal collection service to raise funds for Romanian orphans. Local lady Effie Mackenzie fundraises for Gino’s Cantina but COVID restrictions have dealt a blow to her fundraising effort. Gino’s Cantina provides hot meals for 130 children and they need your help.

To arrange collection, please contact the harbour –

info@ullapool-harbour.co.uk  Phone: 07739 951 178

(No vehicles or domestic appliances)

Many thanks to all who have already donated, the first 10 tonne skip was uplifted last week.