Welcome to the Captain’s Cabin

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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!




As of Monday 23rd March 2020 we are sadly closed for business.
This decision has been made in line with the latest government advice,
for the safety and welfare of all our staff, families, friends, customers and
the community during this Covid-19 Pandemic.
It is impossible to predict when we will be allowed to re-open but we will
keep you informed of developments during the coming weeks through
our social media pages and notices on the shops.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your loyalty and
We wish all of you continued good health and please stay well and
safe in these difficult times.
We look forward to welcoming you once we’re able to open again.
Best wishes from all of us.

Bigjigs Toys

Looking for bright, colourful toys for your young child? Then why not check out our brand new delivery from Bigjigs Toys Ltd? We have suitable toys for all ages, including the very dinky: #Diditrike (pictured here!). We also have jigsaws, seacopters, Recycling Trucks, Trains, Seaplanes and much much more. All now available at the Captain’s Cabin, open 7 days 9am-6pm and 10am-5pm on Sundays.

Revised Opening Hours

The Captain’s Cabin is now only open during the day, but we are still open 7 days a week! We are now open Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm and Sundays from 10am-5pm. Any revised opening hours will be posted online. Thanks for all of your support during the evenings this summer, it is much appreciated.

Carrier bag charitable donations

The Captain’s Cabin, Ullapool Bookshop and Lochbroom Hardware are pleased to donate in full all monies collected in respect of the 5p carrier bag charges to charity. Since the charge was introduced we have donated ?724.45 to Highland Hospice and, this year ?183.75 to Munlochy Animal Aid.

Cath Waters: new designs now available

Stunning new designs from Artist Cath Waters, who is now based on Skye, are now in stock at the Captain’s Cabin in Ullapool. We are delighted to have in stock ‘Strawberry Moonrise,’ Winter beach Luskentyre,’ which are available as placemats, necklaces, earrings, mugs and also tiles.