owes its existence to slate quarrying industry which took
place in the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Seil, together
with nearby islands Easdale, Luing and Belnahua are known
as the slate islands - "the islands that roofed the world".
Today you can make the 3 minute crossing by passenger ferry
to the peaceful car-free island of Easdale from the ferry
slip, a few yards from the Highland Arts Exhibition. Easdale
island features many deep quarries, now filled in by remarkably
clear water by a disastrous storm in 1881. More information
on the local slate industry can be found in the Easdale Island
Folk Museum or by chatting to locals in the Puffer Bar and
Restaurant. Easdale Island is also the home to the The World
Stoneskimming Championships which take place every September.