Slaves and Highlanders by David Alston

The important new book by eminent author and historian David Alston called SlavesandHighlanders can now be purchased online from our shop here. .

Longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize.

Explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in the slavery industry of the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and 19th centuriesScots were involved in every stage of the slave trade: from captaining slaving ships to auctioning captured Africans in the colonies and hunting down those who escaped from bondage. This book focuses on the Scottish Highlanders who engaged in or benefitted from these crimes against humanity in the Caribbean Islands and Guyana, some reluctantly but many with enthusiasm and without remorse. Their voices are clearly heard in the archives, while in the same sources their victims’ stories are silenced – reduced to numbers and listed as property.

Copies are in stock and are generally despatched within 24-48 hours of placing your order. 

Winter Opening Hours

Ullapool Bookshop has now moved onto our Winter Opening hours which are as follows:

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

11am to 4pm on Sundays


If you are travelling to us, you might want to phone in advance just to double check for any last minute alterations to opening hours (01854 612918). Happy 1st Birthday

Back in 2020 news was announced that an alternative website was going to be established for Independent Bookshops to join, which would offer them a level platform to offer sales and marketing on. On 2nd November 2o2o was launched and very quickly it has grown to now include 493 Independent Bookshops throughout the UK. Ullapool Bookshop is one of these Bookshops and I am delighted that so many customers have chosen to buy books through offering a wide range of books, maps and gifts, as well as benefiting Bookshops with commission on every sale.


If you would like to visit our shop, go to:

The Seafood Shack


The book is £20 and features tales and photos from many local important figures, as well as a history of fishing in the area, all accompanied by delicious recipes too from the Shack, which can be made at home.

If you can’t order a copy online, we can also post copies out to you. The book is £20 and postage and packaging is £3.50. Please call 01854 612918 or email

Scoraig by James MacGregor

Absolutely thrilled to receive copies of James MacGregor’s amazing new book about Scoraig. It is 820 pages in full colour and copies can be reserved or posted out by calling 01854 612918 or email
The book is £35 and postage and packaging within the UK is £10. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card, or if international postage is required, we can also accept payments via PayPal.