Summer Isles Post Office
Tanera Mor is the only Scottish island to operate a regular, year-round private postal service. At least three times per week, sea conditions permitting, MV Patricia crosses the sound of Badenterbet carrying mail for onward transmission by the mainland post office at Achiltibuie; the boat returns carrying postal items for island distribution.
The Summer Isles pedigree as fully fledged postal authority began on the first of December 1970 by arrangement with the Royal Mail when a definitive set of six values ( 1d to 2/6d ) was issued. With decimalisation the stamps were reissued in 1971 and 1977 bearing new values overprinted. All these are now scarce and eagerly sought by collectors worldwide.
The Post Office carries a representative stock of Summer Isles products and opens for visitors from May to September, Monday to Saturday. The entire range is available throughout the year from the Philatelic Bureau, established to form a link with collectors and to provide administrative, design and production support to the Post Office.
Contact the Post Office
! Please note that the Bureau has now relocated from Perthshire to Achiltibuie.
Summer Isles Post Office & Philatelic Bureau
Isle of Tanera Mor, Achiltibuie, Ross-Shire, IV26 2YN, Scotland.
Tel: +44 (0)1854 622 252
Days spent on these gorgeous islands.... were some of the most relaxing I have had in years.”
Ben Buckland and Belinda Cleeland