Sunday, November 1, 2009
Festival on Tour: Headed to Ullapool
After spending Tuesday at a school in North Berwick (an hour on the train from Edinburgh) my friend Angela visiting from Australia and I headed north for my Show at the Ullapool Museum. “An Australian Heart and a Scottish Soul” We hired a car so we could take in the scenery, so it was north to Inverness and the across the River Ness and onto Ullapool. A picturesque fishing village nestled on the side of Lochbroom we had the great fortune to be booked into one of Ullapool’s most legendary places, “The Ceilidh place” (pronounced Kale e ) http://www.theceilidhplace.com/.
My dream place, no TV’s but a bath, a bookshop, great artwork on the walls and each room stocked with a library of interesting titles. A huge lounge with dozens of comfy couches and an honesty bar stocked with all your favourite drops. A great and interested crowd for the stories, followed by whisky and plenty of blether.