The Islands That Roofed The World
The Islands That Roofed the World: Easdale, Seil, Luing and Belnahua
Mary Withall
The Scottish Islands -
A Complete Guide
The Bestselling Guide to Every Scottish
Hamish Haswell-Smith

Historic Seil


The Druid's Seat

A stone seat which is to be found on the hillside to the NW of Dubh Loch, possibly related to the Standing stones on the other side of the Loch and that remains of an ancient settlement.

Easdale Island Folk Museum

Displays depicting the slate industry, army volunteers, education, and public health to geology, boats, and entertainment, plus genealogical records, rent books, Masonic records and maps.

Slate Islands Heritage Trust

The trust exists to promote conservation of the built, natural and cultural heritage of the Slate Islands. Their website contains a wealth of fascinating historical information.

The Islands That Roofed The World

Page from the Southern Hebrides website with some interesting historical detail, largely relating to the slate quarrying industry.

Netherlorn, Argyllshire, and its neighbourhood

Fascinating book by Patrick H. Gillies published in 1909 available to download free in various electronic formats including PDF and Kindle (from The book is also available on the Electric Scotland website and on the Open Archive - where there is a particularly easy-to-read online version.