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The Captain’s Cabin is situated on Quay Street, Ullapool, Wester Ross, right in the heart of the village, beside Lochbroom Hardware and The Ullapool Bookshop  and is very close to the Harbour and Ferry Terminal.

Here at the Captain’s Cabin, (in one of the oldest buildings in Ullapool), you will find a well established Gift and Craft Shop, offering Pottery, Knitwear, Soaps, Scottish Gifts, Local Crafts, Games & Toys, Candles and much more. The Captain’s Cabin is open all year round, please check our Opening Hours for seasonal opening variations.

Captains's Cabin and tall ship

A further history of the Captain’s Cabin can be found here on our website, with some historic photos and background to the building itself.

We very much look forward to welcoming you, whether you live in Ullapool or the surrounding area, or if you are a visitor for the first time or a regular one!

Ullapool Trading has now launched a niche website selling books, gifts and cards online.

For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit, and obviously cash or cheques too!

 

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Ullapool Trading: new website launched

Ullapool Bookshop launches new online website

Ullapool Trading are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The site at www.ullapooltrading.com will begin selling a carefully chosen selection of local interest books, maps and boxed greetings card. Launching on 1st March, customers will be able to ship to the UK and Europe.

Katrina Thomson, Owner of Ullapool Trading, said: “Local interest items are often hard to source online, and by launching this website we hope to give access to the fantastic array of talent found in the Scottish Highlands.”

The Captain’s Cabin was originally opened in 1946 by Constance Mitford as a gift shop and tearoom with Ullapool Bookshop opening in 2003 in the next door premises. Having passed from mother to daughter for three generations, her grand-daughter Katrina hopes to continue her legacy to the area through this evolution of a website.

For further information, please contact Katharine Douglas at sales@ullapooltrading.com

Telephone: 01854 612918

About us

The Captain’s Cabin is a unique Scottish Gift and Craft Shop, situated on the corner of Quay Street and Shore Street, directly above Lochbroom Hardware and next to The Ullapool Bookshop, in the beautiful village of Ullapool, Ross-shire. The Captain’s Cabin was first established as a Gift and Tea shop in 1946 by Mrs Constance Mitford of Lochbroom. The business has remained in the family ever since and is run today by her grand-daughter Mrs Katrina Thomson.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ullapoolbookshop

https://www.instagram.com/captainscabinullapool/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ullapoolbookshop

https://www.facebook.com/TheCaptainsCabinUllapool

 

Notes to editors:

The website has been designed locally in Ullapool by Steve Douglas, www.steve-douglas.com


Special Offers now on

SPECIAL OFFER:
Knitting Wool now reduced in price at The Captain’s Cabin:

Merino blend Aran: was £3.95 per ball…now £1.95 per ball
Merino blend DK: was £3.95 per ball…now £1.95 per ball
Vogue Wool Cotton: was £2.50 per ball…now £1.25 per ball

Drifter wool baby: was £5.95 per ball…now £2.95 per ball


Open 6 days a week

Here at The Captain’s Cabin gift shop in Ullapool we are still open 6 days a week from Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, offering a wide range of gifts, toys, knitwear, hats and gloves, bags and wallets or purses, throws, candles and candlesticks and so much more. Throughout the winter we also have a Sale section where older items are available at vastly reduced prices, while stocks last.

Happy shopping!


Creel Christmas Tree

The world famous Ullapool Creel Christmas Tree is taking shape and here was the view along West Shore Street this weekend just before the creels were added. Very soon the whole fabulous display will illuminate Ullapool courtesy of Ullapool Fire and Light fund . We can’t wait for the light switch on, so put the date in your diary of November 29th at 5.30pm. Late night shopping will also be available throughout the village that evening. #shoplocal #christmaslights


Highland Hospice

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


We can help with your shopping

The Captain’s Cabin is still open 6 days a week with lots of lovely knitwear, Harris Tweed handbags, Harris tweed wallets or purses, Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art mugs, tiles, coasters and framed prints, as well as candles, Dunoon Pottery mugs and Teapots. Well, we could carry on and mention all of our stock, but the list would be endless, so please do call in. Alternatively if you have seen something you would like to buy but can’t transport it home, we might be able to help you. Please call us or visit our website: www.thecaptainscabin.co.uk


Cath Waters products

Have you seen our beautiful new jewellery from Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art yet? Then why not pop into The Captain’s Cabin in Ullapool to see our new necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other gifts all featuring her stunning artwork. Also in stock are: Mugs, boxed titles, coasters, cushions and framed prints too. Greetings cards by Cath Waters are also on sale next door in the Ullapool Bookshop.

Christmas Gift Ideas

THE CAPTAIN’S CABIN WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS 17th & 24th December 10am-5pm and daily from 9am-5pm
 
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS:
-Jewellery, mugs, boxed coasters, ceramic tiles and framed prints from
-Cath Waters Art including her gorgeous Ullapool and Summer Isles designs.
-Recently arrived – a lovely mix of scented diffusers, candles and wax melts from Essence of Harris including their glorious Cranberry Christmas boxed glass candle!
-Luxury soaps and gift sets from Scottish Fine Soaps (for women and men), plus a range of soaps from Highland Soaps, toiletry and wash bags.
-Re-usable and environmentally friendly coffee beaker cups in a variety of bright colours, designs and sizes.
-A selection of beautifully warm winter woollies, scarves, hats, gloves and socks.
-Harris Tweed purses and wallets; leather and tweed handbags; funky coloured dog collars and leads in small, medium and large for the four legged family members; games for all the family from sturdy wooden toys for the youngest, to jigsaws and bingo for all ages.
-We’ve lots of throws for chairs and sofas – perfect to wrap round you on those cold winter evenings. Not forgetting Christmas novelties – ideal for your tree and table.