Full Day Slate Isles Tour
The islands off the coast of Oban may be small, but they are big on charm. Our day tours to the Slate Isles -Seil, Easdale & Luing- show you a lesser known part of Scotland with unique culture, Gaelic and Viking heritage, historic sites, exceptional wildlife watching and of course, luscious seafood. Quirky, scenic and with an intrepid feel, this tour is great if you are looking for something different.
Isle of Seil
Seil has been linked to the Scottish mainland since 1792 when engineer Robert Mylne built the Clachan Bridge, now better known as the Bridge Over the Atlantic. Visit the pub where islanders changed from illegal kilts to trousers back in the day.
Easdale lies off the Isle of Seil reached by a small passenger ferry. No vehicles are allowed on the wee isle and visitors will note the colourful wheelbarrows parked at garden gates-this is how the locals carry their groceries home from the ferry slip. The Island Folk Museum features displays about the slate industry and other interesting items associated with its history.
Called Argyll’s ‘best kept secret’, a visit to the Isle of Luing is like going back two hundred years, with charming whitewashed cottages, unspoiled scenery and serene beauty. A ferry ride from North Cuan on the south tip of Seil, Luing is located within the Firth of Lorn Marine Special Area of Conservation, one of the premier tide-swept areas in the North East Atlantic. Spot otters, hares, seals, dolphins, buzzards, occasional eagles, and even the rare March Fritillary butterfly. The Atlantic Islands Centre has a heritage, culture and social centre, as well as a café.