HIghland Journal by Jack P Harland

Now available from Ullapool Bookshop:

Jack’s love of hillwalking began with a trip to the North-West Highlands where he and his son, Tom, began to explore the extraordinary mountains of Coigach and Inverpolly. Now this experienced hillwalker and geographer writes Highland Journal, an illustrated memoir looking back on his adventures.

Joining the Jolly Boys, an anarchic group of Munro baggers, Jack was initiated into the world of hillwalking. Highland Journal records his adventures, the geology, the natural history and the idiosyncrasies of his climbing companions. With hair-raising moments such as walks in the deep snows of the Highland winter using crampons and ice axe and a mountain rescue on the Cuillin of Skye, readers witness the author’s transition from wide-eyed hillwalking novice to competent mountaineer.

Illustrated with Jack’s own drawings and watercolours, Highland Journal also includes distinctive relief maps of each mountain climbed. The book will appeal to hillwalkers and Munro baggers, as well as readers interested in landscape and wildlife and lovers of adventure.


One of our new local books is a beautiful coffee table book by Photographer Kevin Percival, which is called Tanera. This A4 size book encompases a six year project to photograph the largest Summer Isle, from the buildings, to the landscape, to the people who work there. We have a display copy in the shop as well as copies for sale of this beautiful book of black and white professional photographs.

Highland Hospice letter of thanks

Letter received from Highland Hospice today:

Dear Ullapool Trading and all of your customers,

I am delighted to write and thank you once again for your kind donation of £221.35, raised through sale of carrier bags at Captain’s Cabin, Ullapool Bookshop and Lochbroom Hardware. On behalf of the whole team here, thank you for continuing to support us this way, it really means so much. Please convey our appreciation to all who contributed.

(NOTE): To date our 3 shops have raised £724.45, purely through the sale of carrier bags (large paper bags too).

Thank you

Preparations for Ullapool Book Festival

This weekend sees the annual Ullapool Book Festival take place from 11th-13th May in the Ullapool Village Hall. We are beginning to arrange the bookshop to showcase all of the wonderful books and authors that are appearing over the weekend. Here are a few pictures showing our fantastic display window, which imaginatively even includes Ullapool, the seaside and of course seagulls too, as well as books, books and more books!

Greetings cards 2018

We have recently added literally hundreds of new Greetings cards to the Ullapool Bookshop. New and returning suppliers this year include Flying Teaspoons, Wishart, Cath Waters, Paper Rose, Paperlink, Wraptious, Emma Ball, Pink Pig, Dry Red Press, Caroline Gardner and so many more.

2019 Calendars

Yes you read the title of this post correctly! Our very first 2019 Calendars have begun to arrive. The very first ones are the lovely Stock Scotland (Hugh Webster) mini desk Calendars, with 4 new designs this year: Kate Philips, Wester Ross, Far North West and brand new for 2019: The 500 miles desk calendar. Each are very reasonably priced at £4.35.

We also have just received our delivery of 2019 Scotland’s Artists showcasing fine Scottish Artists watercolours and oil paintings. These calendars are £6.99 each and are on sale now.