Summer Isles (Summer Islands) are an archipelago that lies in the mouth of Loch Broom, Highland region of Scotland. The islands are part of Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area, 1 of 40 in Scotland.
- Tanera Mor is the biggest island, though it only has a couple of inhabitants. Formerly, it was home to Atlantic salmon fish farm, a café, a few rental holiday homes, a post office that operated its own local post and printed stamps from 1970 through 2013, with a new set in 2016. Tanera Mor has no roads - the only recognisable path lies around the Anchorage, a sheltered bay on the island's east side. Boats sail to the island from Ullapool and Achiltibuie.
- Frank Fraser Darling (1903-1979), a major figure in the Scottish conservation's development. He lived on Tanera Mor for 2 years during the 1930s. His book, named "Island Years", published in 1940, records his time in Summer Islands, painting Priest Island as a site of great beauty and wildlife.
- Summer Islands feature in a novel of the same name by Ian R.MacLeod (born 1956). The fictional Summer Isle, Sad Shore (Cladach Duillich), features in Desmond Bagley novel "The Enemy" (1977). The pagan isle of "Summerisle" which is featured in the motion picture "The Wicker Man"filmed in 1973 and directed by Robin Hardy is mistakenly associated with the archipelago. Actually, it was filmed around Newton Stewart in Galloway and Dumfries.
- As of 1970, Summer Isles Philatelic Bureau issued stamps of the islands for visitors who placed them on mail to be carried on the mainland to the nearest GPO Post Box. The musician Mairearad Green released an album that was entitled "Summer Isles". She grew up in Achiltibuie on Coigach peninsula, overlooking Summer Islands.
Summer Islands cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Summer Islands dock (anchor) at Ullapool, a village located in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands.
The Summer Islands cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Summer Islands, Scotland.
If you lose the Summer Islands location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.