Easdale Island

The World Stone Skimming Championships Time Change

After consulting the weather gods and the ferry men, we are planning to start the tournament at 11am to avoid the worst of the weather.

1ST THROW 11:00 AM

The World Stone Skimming Championships 2023 will take place on Sunday 24 September 2023 on Easdale Island, near Oban in Argyll, Scotland.

2023 logo

Hot news from the Ferry Shed. Registration for contestants has now closed. We have reached our limit of 350 contestants for 2023.

Event car parking. Car parking can cause disruption in the village. Please use the areas designated for temporary car parking for the event. More information on the Getting Here page

Get across Easdale Sound quicker. Buy your ferry tickets online and in advance. More information on the Getting Here page


Online registration for 2023 has now closed.

We have to restrict the maximum number of entrants to 350 but we still have space for spectators.

This is simply due to the time taken to let everyone compete, hold the awards ceremony and then ensure people can leave the island during ferry operating hours.

*Check-in now opens 08:30* (updated 23/9/23)

For the full competition rules, categories and entrance fees, please see our About section.

For location, parking and ferry info, please see our Getting Here section.

Schedule of events (updated 23/9/23)

08:30: First Ferry of the day
08:30: Check-in opens
11:00: Check-in closes
All competitors must be checked in by 11:00
11:00: *The 1st Toss*
16:00 Prize ceremony

Last ferry off island runs when ceremony finishes

The Pre-Skim Party

On the Saturday night before the event, come and warm up at the Pre-skim Party in Easdale Island Community Hall where there will be a licensed bar, live music, and where children are most welcome

Return ferries run after the show.


The Pre-Skim Party 2023 has now SOLD OUT



Live music in 2023: The Disclaimers

The pre-skim gig has now sold out.

In addition to the Pre-Skim Bash gig in Easdale Island Hall, Seil Hall have organised a concert on the Friday night (22 Sept) by Daimh.

Those of you with longer memories might remember Daimh playing in the Puffer Bar whilst Easdale Island hall was being renovated.