Tanera Beag

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Tanera Beag
Gaelic nameTanera Beag
Norse namehawnar-øy
Meaning of name"Harbour island", from Norse
Tanera Beag is located in Highland
Tanera Beag
Tanera Beag
Tanera Beag shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid referenceNB965074
Coordinates58°01′N 5°26′W / 58.01°N 5.44°W / 58.01; -5.44
Physical geography
Island groupSummer Isles
Area66 hectares (0.25 sq mi)
Area rank178= [1]
Highest elevation83 metres (272 ft)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaHighland
Eastern anchorage, Tanera Beag; Suilven and Cul Mòr are in the background

Tanera Beag or Tanera Beg is an uninhabited island in the Summer Isles off north west Scotland.

It is called "Tanera Beag" ("Little Tanera") to distinguish it from Tanera Mòr, "Big Tanera".


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  3. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
  4. ^ Get-a-map (Map). Ordnance Survey.
  5. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2007-07-23.

Coordinates: 58°0′36″N 5°26′39″W / 58.01000°N 5.44417°W / 58.01000; -5.44417