Covid 19 has left Ullapool Museum with a large hole in our Community Engagement Fund.
Our fundraising activities are self funding, with the funds raised each year from our outreach events funding the following years events.
The decision to cancel these events has meant that the funds raised from them are not available to us.
We are dedicated to continue with our push to develop our website and social media accounts to provide high quality content, however we are eager to get back to in person community events, to engage with our local community on a personal level, and continue to promote Lochbroom's heritage, culture and history.
To go back to a full calender of events we need your help to raise the money we have lost through the cancellation of our fundraising events.
Below is a range of different events and fundraising activities that have been affected by the pandemic and subsequent closures.
Where Ullapool Museum Fundraising Volunteers provided a drop-in Lunch service during the winter months to help combat old age lonlieness, isolation and promote good mental health. This was wildy popular in the community as good food, good company and good chat was always on tap at our Soup and Sandwiches events.
Vintage Day had became an annual event for Ullapool Museum and due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have been unable to hold our very much loved event. The usual Vintage Tractor Parade followed by the Fun Day at Ullapool Village Hall has been sorely missed and as our largest source of fundraising we have also very much missed the income it generated. We hope that 2022 allows us to continue this tradition, but we need your help to do it.
2020 had great amitions of becoming a great events year by introducing new events to our calendar such as Medieval Day, music concerts and a street party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day. All of which had to be cancelled at considerable cost. With your help we can reignite our plans and hope to bring some of them back onto our Calendar for 2022 or 2023.
Halloween had always been a special event for Ullapool Museum. It is the last day of our season and we like to go out with a bang. A recent local tradition saw the young people of Ullapool and Lochbroom start their guising at Ullapool Museum. In 2019 we offered a 'Edinburgh Dungeons' type show teaching the children and the parent of the witches of Lochbroom, with a little bit of fun added in. Children from Gaelic Primary 1 at Ullapool Primary School also got a less scary preview as they came in during the day for a bit of fun learning about their history.
Take Over Day in 2019 sponsored through Kids in Museums was a huge success and 2019 was intented to be our inaugural event. The Primary 6 Class from Ullapool Primary School took over the running of the museum for the day with huge success!
The pupils received T-Shirts and goodiebags provided by Ullapool Museum and Kids in Museums, without your support we cannot continue to provider this type of community engagement.