The Macphail Centre

The Venue on the North West Coast of Scotland for Conferences, Meetings, Learning and the Performing Arts.

The Macphail Centre
Mill Street
IV26 2UN
01854 613336

Macphail Centre Facilities

We offer a range of meeting facilities to suit small groups through to conferences of up to 200 delegates. We operate as a venue for your own learning requirements and can assist with a range of learning opportunities.

Macphail Theatre

The Macphail Theatre provides a mid-scale performance venue capable of hosting major touring companies, music, dance performances and film shows Now booking for our events in Ullapool.

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Our Location

The Macphail Centre, situated in Mill Street, Ullapool, is an excellent facility set in an environment enhanced by an innovative public arts project. We are part of Ullapool High School, the building on the right hand side of the A835 road as you drive through Ullapool heading north.

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Past Events


1900 - 1999

Baby photos of people connected with the Ullapool area

a commmunity exhibition

Summer 2012

The Pear Tree Project

peter and pear                             little pear


This year (2011), Ullapool is celebrating the life and times of an ancient Worcester shire Black Pear tree which once grew in the grounds of the Old School House, Market Street. Its fruit was a bit on the hard side, but was well-know by local children for its excellent ammunition qualities!

Sadly, the pear tree had to be cut down to make way for much-needed new houses, but memories of the tree and related childhood experiences, were recorded and interpreted through a series of art and social history activities.

Ullapool Museum Trust (who spearheaded the project) and Ullapool High School collected pear tree stories for an exhibition and archive.

The Macphail Centre was the setting for Eleanor White's community workshops where people of all ages painted and decorated wooden pears.  These pears were then hung from trees in 6 different locations in Ullapool during May 2011.  They were supposed to be up for 3 weeks but there are still some hanging on a tree at the Ceilidh Place in West Argyle Street!

 Textiles artist Jan Kilpatrick made an  ambitious attempt to build a pear tree in only eight hours! The workshops took place at an talla solais, Ullapool's art centre and Jan was helped in this enterprise by a good number of Primary 6 pupils from Ullapool Primary School and a few intrepid adults from the community at large.


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FRINGE:  textiles from the edge of civilisation!

A Macphail Centre Community project working in partnership with Jan Kilpatrick, and exhibited at an talla solais, Macphial Centre and Gairloch Library in 2010.

These photos show a selection of items from the exhibition, illustrating the diversity and skills of the people involved.

Passing Places


This work commissioned by The Macphail Centre has been funded by the following:

Highland 2007

Highland Council; Leader+ ; Scottish Natural Heritage; Ulapool Tourism & Business Association

Past Productions

Further information on Past Theatre Events is available in the Past Production section.

Visit the History page for a comprehensive background to both the Macphail Centre and the High school.

Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN, 01854 613336.

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