Star Objects

Our collections contain unique and special objects related to the history of Lochbroom and its people. We asked volunteers, staff and friends of the museum to explore our collections, and pick out objects, photos and oral histories that told a story that was of interest to them.



A Newcomer’s view

Alastair Cunningham takes us on a journey of discovery from Arabia to Antwerp and back to Isle Martin through the museum’s catalogue.

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Robert Melvilles Duelling Pistols

Robert Melville built the first houses, storehouses, workshops and pier in Ullapool, and owned three ships. He was given this set of matching duelling pistols in 1802.

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Ullapool’s Bicentenary celebration

Ullapool as we know it, was founded over two hundred years ago, in 1788. To celebrate the occasion of the bicentenary in 1988 a year-long series of events was held.

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Isle Martin & Tanera Mor

Local archaeologist Cathy Dagg reflects on the shared histories of Isle Martin and Tanera Mor using photographs from the museum’s collection.

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The Ship Hector

In early July 1773, the ship Hector sailed from Lochbroom bound for Pictou.

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A selection of the most popular items in our online archive