Summer Isles, Scotland, UK
This archipelago of 18 beautiful, low islands is scattered just offshore of the Northwest Scottish Highlands, near the village of Ullapool. It is a popular area for boating, kayaking and other waterborne vacations by visitors staying in the many crofts, resorts and B and Bs in the area. The largest island, Tanera Mor, is currently unoccupied, although there are plans to open the local post office again in 2016. The post office has historically been responsible for issuing attractive special series of commemorative stamps that visitors like to purchase and send from the island. After a short hiatus in recent years, another set is planned for 2016. There is a single path circling the Anchorage, a sheltered bay on the east side. A prominent Scottish conservationist, Frank Fraser Darling, lived in the islands for two years during the 1930s, later writing about them in his book Island Years.