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TITLE
The Summer Isles, Achiltibuie, near Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1473
PLACENAME
Summer Isles
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33395
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
isle
island
lochs
bays
ports
fishing industry
postage stamps
naturalists
The Summer Isles, Achiltibuie, near Ullapool

This postcard shows a view of the Summer Isles which lie opposite Badentarbat Bay near Achiltibuie. There are about two dozen small islands, some of which can be accessed by boat from Achiltibuie or Ullapool during the summer months.

The largest of the Summer Isles is Tanera Mor which had a population of 119 in 1881. Like Ullapool, it was a successful herring fishing port in the early 19th century but suffered the same decline when the herring deserted Loch Broom. It is no longer permanently inhabited, although a number of holiday homes are evident. The island operates its own postal service and issues Summer Isles stamps.

The summer Isles are popular with nature lovers who come to see the birds, flowers, seals and porpoises. The naturalist Sir Frank Fraser Darling (1903-1979) studied the wildlife in and around Loch Broom for many years and wrote ' Island Farm' based on his experience of farming on Tanera between 1936 and 1944.

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The Summer Isles, Achiltibuie, near Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

1940s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; isle; island; lochs; bays; ports; fishing industry; postage stamps; naturalists

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the Summer Isles which lie opposite Badentarbat Bay near Achiltibuie. There are about two dozen small islands, some of which can be accessed by boat from Achiltibuie or Ullapool during the summer months. <br /> <br /> The largest of the Summer Isles is Tanera Mor which had a population of 119 in 1881. Like Ullapool, it was a successful herring fishing port in the early 19th century but suffered the same decline when the herring deserted Loch Broom. It is no longer permanently inhabited, although a number of holiday homes are evident. The island operates its own postal service and issues Summer Isles stamps.<br /> <br /> The summer Isles are popular with nature lovers who come to see the birds, flowers, seals and porpoises. The naturalist Sir Frank Fraser Darling (1903-1979) studied the wildlife in and around Loch Broom for many years and wrote ' Island Farm' based on his experience of farming on Tanera between 1936 and 1944.