Isle Of Seil, Scotland, United Kingdom

Seil is the most northerly of the Slate Islands, located on the east side of the Firth of Lorn, 11 kilometres southwest of Oban, in Scotland. Seil can be reached from the mainland across the impressive Clachan Bridge, better known as the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’, built in 1792.

The name Slate Islands comes from the mid-19th century, the island’s slate quarries exported millions of roofing slates every year. The quarrying industry has long since gone, leaving behind dilapidated old buildings as well as pretty little villages of whitewashed cottages built for the slate workers.

Below is a small selection of photos taken during a visit to the island in june 2022. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.