"Ullapool backwards" Scotland Favorite Tip by scottishvisitor

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Favorite thing: During one weekend in September for the last three years the Highland village of Ullapool doubles it population by changing its name to read backwards as Loopallu. Hotels, restaurants and pub owners make more money than any other weekend in the year. Heavy metal tribute band Hayseed Dixie fell in love with Loch Broom on a Scottish Tour and decided this would be a perfect place for a music festival. It is probably the smallest festival but where else would you find Franz Ferdinand sharing a stage with the Ullapool Pipe Band!

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2007
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