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TITLE
Having a picnic on the Summer Isles
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0350
PLACENAME
Summer Isles
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40230
KEYWORDS
Summer Isles
Achiltibuie
Loch Broom
Having a picnic on the Summer Isles

A picnic party on one of the Summer Isles. The group and the exact location are unidentified. The Summer Isles are a group of thirty or so Islands lying to the south and west of Achiltibuie at the entrance to Loch Broom. Several schools of thought exist as to the reason behind the name 'Summer Isles'. In 1715 the Islands were used as a boundary line between the Hebrides and the Mainland, the Norse word for boundary is simmer skit. Another suggestion is that the snow never lay for long on the islands so they were used for wintering sheep, so presumably had a more summer like climate.


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Having a picnic on the Summer Isles

ROSS: Lochbroom

Summer Isles; Achiltibuie; Loch Broom

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

A picnic party on one of the Summer Isles. The group and the exact location are unidentified. The Summer Isles are a group of thirty or so Islands lying to the south and west of Achiltibuie at the entrance to Loch Broom. Several schools of thought exist as to the reason behind the name 'Summer Isles'. In 1715 the Islands were used as a boundary line between the Hebrides and the Mainland, the Norse word for boundary is simmer skit. Another suggestion is that the snow never lay for long on the islands so they were used for wintering sheep, so presumably had a more summer like climate. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a><br />