Founded in 1788, on the lovely shores of the salt lake Loch Broom, Ullapool is a picturesque port and an excellent centre for a Scottish holiday. The town boasts a small museum, an arts centre, a swimming pool and plenty of pubs. The harbour is still the centre of the town, used as a fishing port, yachting haven and ferry port. Ullapool has a strong reputation for as a centre of music and performance. The Ullapool Guitar Festival takes place every year in October and attracts talented performers.