Getting to Easdale

The World Stone Skimming Championships: EASDALE ISLAND

Easdale Island, home to a small but thriving community of stone skimmers, is situated 16 miles south of Oban, Argyll.

The island is reached by means of a 5 minute passenger ferry journey across from Ellenabeich on the adjacent Isle of Seil (which is itself connected to the mainland via the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic). The ferry is called by pressing the buttons in the ferry shed on the pier at Ellenabeich. See below for ferry timetable.

For satnav users, the island postcode is PA34 4TB.

Please note – unfortunately there are no camping facilities on the island.

Please do not camp in the public car park or elsewhere in the village of Ellenabeich.

Beyond Seil, the nearest camp site is in Oban. The lovecamping.co.uk website is a useful source of information on campsites – enter Oban into the search box on the home page.

Car Parking

There are three areas designated for temporary car parking for the event.

Ellenabeich temp parking

  1. The free public car park at the western end of Ellenabeich.
  2. Adjacent to Seafari Adventures’ space, (the old Highland Arts building)
  3. Seil Island Hall, on the left just before you enter Ellenabeich village.

Parking at Seafari and Seil Island Hall will be charged at £5 per car for the day. All funds raised will go the the Seil Island Hall Development Fund.

The Stone Slimming organisers are grateful to Jess and Tony Hill of Seafari Adventures (Oban) for donating space for temporary car parking for the event.

We respectfully request that you do not park on the verges in and around Ellenabeich. Please be respectful of others’ property and privacy.

For information about local accommodation, see www.easdale.org/links/accommodation.htm.

You can find out more about Easdale Island and its community from www.easdale.org, or about other events in Easdale Island Hall and Eilean Eisdeal’s Arts Programme from www.easdaleislandhall.org

The ferry is a passenger ferry only and is unable to carry vehicles to the island.

Easdale ferry: Summer timetable

(Easter to end October)

Mondays to Saturdays

Easdale Ferry

07.15* (Not Sat); 07.45; 09:00; 09:15; 09:30; 09:45; 10:15; 10:45

11:15 until 12:50 ferry runs on demand
14:00 until 16:15 ferry runs on demand

16:45; 17:15; 17:45; 18:00; 18:15

19:30; 20:00; 20:30; 21:00; 23:00* [Friday and Saturday only]

Sundays

09:15; 09:45; 10:15; 10:45

11:15 until 12:50 ferry runs on demand
14:00 until 16:15 ferry runs on demand

16:45; 17:15; 17:45; 18:00; 18:15; 19:00*

Ferries marked * need to be booked with 24 hours notice.
For Stone Skimming Weekend, Saturday 11pm and midnight, plus Sunday 7pm crossings are usually booked by the event organisers.