• Easdale island is to bring back its stone-skimming competition
  • Easdale’s World Stone Skimming Championships were suspended in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic
  • The contest is to return in September

Easdale is forty minute drive from the Old Manse and is one of the Slate Islands in the Firth of Lorn where stone was quarried for roofing slate from the 17th Century until the early 20th Century.

Each competitor is allowed 3 skims using specially selected Easdale slate skimming stones. For a skim to qualify the stone must bounce at least twice – it is then judged on the distance achieved before it sinks.