Easdale the slate island
Easdale Island is the smallest permanently-inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides, off Scotland's west coast. Situated in the Firth of Lorn, about 15 miles south of Oban, Argyll.
Easdale lies about 200 metres off the Island of Seil which itself is connected to the mainland by the 200 year-old Clachan Bridge, the "Bridge over the Atlantic". There is no vehicular access to the Island which is served by a small ferry able to carry 10 passengers.
The tiny car-free island of Easdale has much to offer. Have a walk around and enjoy the tranquility of this distinctive island. A stroll to the top of the 38m high hill offers unrivalled views of the Firth of Lorn to the north and many other islands to the south. The shoreline offers the opportunity for beachcombing or soaking up the fresh Atlantic air.
World Stone Skimming Championships
The World Stone Skimming Championships were started in 1983 by Albert Baker, and then lay fallow until they were resurrected in 1997 by Eilean Eisdeal (The Easdale Island Community Development Group) as a fundraising event. Contestants hail from around the world and the championships now attract over 300 participants and many spectators. Anyone of any age and any level of skill can enter the championships.