world stone skimming championships Easdale Island Scotland

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.

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

In the village of Ellenabeich, where the ferry to Easdale Island leaves from, the only camping is at Highland Arts which offers spaces for tents and camper vans at a cost of £10 per pitch. Space is limited and booking is essential so please email info@highlandarts.co.uk or telephone 01852 300273.

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

There are public toilets near the ferry slip where the Easdale Island ferry departs from.

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

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


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 on Easdale Island and Eilean Eisdeal's Arts Programme from www.easdaleislandhall.org

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

Easdale Ferry
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
18:15
19:00*

Ferries marked * need to be booked with 24 hours notice

For the year-round ferry timetable please see www.easdaleislandhall.org/gettingthere.htm