The picturesque car-free island of Easdale is accessed by a 3 minute ferry crossing from Seil. It has neat rows of whitewashed houses which housed the slate quarrymen and the history can be found in their own museum. The Easdale Folk Museum aims to show a snapshot of life on Easdale Island as it was in the 19th Century, when the Island was the centre of the Scottish slate industry. The island also has a striking community hall building which is well worth a visit.
Easdale Island Folk Museum
Easdale Island Folk Museum has well designed displays depicting a range of topics from the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment. There is a free quiz and small play area to keep the kids happy. The museum today is owned by the community under the auspices of Eilean Eisdeal, the island charitable company.
For more info call 01852 300 173 or visit www.easdalemuseum.org
World Stone Skimming Championships
Winner 1998 & 1999
The World Stone Skimming Championships are held every September in one of the disused quarries on Easdale Island. Contestants hail from around the world and the championships now attract over 300 participants and many spectators. Can you guess who this handsome former winner is?
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