Tarner Island

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Tarner Island
Tarner Island is located in Isle of Skye
Tarner Island
Tarner Island
Tarner Island shown relative to Skye
OS grid reference NG299391
Coordinates 57°21′43″N 6°29′35″W / 57.362°N 6.493°W / 57.362; -6.493
Physical geography
Island group Skye
Area 28 ha
Highest elevation 56 m[1]
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland

Tarner Island is a triangular shaped island in Loch Bracadale just off the coast off the Harlosh peninsula of Skye in Scotland.[1][2] It is about 28 hectares (69 acres) in extent.

Looking south east from Harlosh Point, to Tarner Island, over Loch Bracadale.

The coastline is largely cliff-lined and rocky and there is a natural arch to the north. Tarner Island is only about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from mainland Skye and there are several skerries including Sgeir Mhòr and Sgeir Bheag that lies just offshore to the north east between the island and Colbost Head.[1] Wiay and the tidal islet of Oronsay lie about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the south.


  1. ^ a b c "Get-a-Map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 9 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Tarner Island". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 

Coordinates: 57°21′45″N 6°29′33″W / 57.36250°N 6.49250°W / 57.36250; -6.49250