The struggle to find a home in a picture-postcard village

The struggle to find a home in a picture-postcard village

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Sitting on the shores of Loch Broom, Ullapool is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Highlands.

The fishing village and surrounding area, which is set among picture-postcard hills, lochs and coastline, has a population of just 2,200.

But for people who want to live and work in the community, it is a huge challenge to find somewhere affordable to call home.

High costs, a booming tourism industry and issues affecting the building industry have been blamed for the problem.

Lochbroom and Ullapool Community Trust, which has been examining the housing challenges, describes the lack of homes as a “very real and present crisis”.

Some families have spent years trying to find a suitable property.

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