Exploring the NC500 by David M. Addison

Travelling anti-clockwise, David M. Addison seeks his kicks on Scotland’s equivalent of Route 66. Otherwise known as NC500, the route takes you through five hundred miles of some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. No wonder it has been voted as one of the world’s five most scenic road journeys.

There are many mays of exploring the NC500. You can drive it, cycle it, motorbike it or even walk it, even if you are not one of The Proclaimers! And there are as many activities, places of interest and sights to be seen along the way as there are miles.  

This is a personal account of the

North Coast 500

North Coast 500 at the Ullapool Bookshop Our new window display at the Ullapool Bookshop this month features the North Coast 500, including Maps, postcards (showing the whole route), the new book 'Exploring the NC500 - Travelling Scotland's Route 66' by David M Addison, and Scotland's Landscapes books on Ross & Cromarty and Caithness & Sutherland from Ness Publishing (covering the whole route). Guide books are also arriving later this month.

Scottish Highlands Hillwalking Guide

Practical walking guide to over 80 hills in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. This Scottish hill-walking book covers Scottish hill walks, monros, corbetts and tracks including Ben Nevis walking guide and Cairngorm walks. Includes 86 detailed walking maps: walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest written onto the map. These are not general-purpose maps but fully edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers. 60 day-walks for all abilities, graded for difficulty, 2-day and 3-day treks. Profile maps to show climbs and descents.

MV Isle of Lewis

Book: MV Isle of Lewis by Mark Nicolson (price £9.99)

The Isle of Lewis was constructed by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow on the Clyde, launched by royalty and assumed the Ullapool to Stornoway service at the end of July 1995. She was the first truly 'route-specific' vessel, planned in high detail for a route from which she never wavered. This book tells the story of a vessel which has risen above all odds, as well as featuring details of MV Suilven and the current Stornoway-Ullapool ferry the CalMac Ferries; MV Loch Seaforth MV Isle of Lewis

Uncharted by The Piano Guys (feauring Ullapool Pipe Band)

Last autumn our local pipers and drummers (Ullapool & District Pipe Band) travelled to Eilean Donan Castle to appear in the filming of the Piano Guys' version of Rachel Platten's Fight Song. This video has now been watched nearly 16 million times on YouTube.
This new DVD features not only the Fight Song video but a much longer behind-the-scenes look at its filming, lasting 20 minutes, with lots of shots of our local band, plenty of humour and no little drama. The CD & DVD also feature other excellent Piano Guys recordings. Price £15.99 at the Ullapool Bookshop Uncharted

Uncommon Sense by James A Simpson

The brand new book by James A Simpson is now in stock at the Ullapool Bookshop, called 'Uncommon Sense....and comic nonsense.' In this book by the former Moderator of the Church of Scotland (author of Holy Wit and more Holy Wit), he talks about uncommon sense through a variety of musings on things that really matter and humorous anecdotes.
Priced £5.95

Exclusive author visit today from Peter May

The Ullapool bookshop was absolutely thrilled today to receive a surprise visit from Author Peter May. The author of The Lewis Trilogy, China series, Coffin road and many other titles, was travelling from Stornoway to Ullapool and came to visit our shop today.He signed quite a few books whilst he was visiting the shop, all of which have now been bought by our very lucky customers.

Thank you so much to Peter May for coming in and for signing so many books and bon voyage for the rest of your travels. 

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