Seil and Easdale
Seil is a fascinating island, full of contrasts. On the East side as you travel from the bridge to Balvicar lush vegetation leads down to the sheltered waters of Clachan Sound while green fields and a well-kept but rustic 9-hole golf course border the wide sweep of Balvicar Bay. Crossing the spine of the island to Ellenabeich and Easdale the rugged nature of the island is revealed in a stunning panorama of rock, sea and islands. Seil and Easdale had a strong industrial past when the slate industry here led them to be known as 'The Islands that Roofed the World'. Now the old flooded quarries blend harmoniously into the landscape, their depths filled with limpid water and their harsh outlines softened by the profusion of plant life.
Seil is a great place to relax and get away from it all, or the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. There is plenty to do on and around Seil for the more adventurous as well - please have a look at the Links page for details of things to do and various local attractions.