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Easdale, Argyll and Bute

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Easdale, Argyll and Bute

Easdale is one of the Slate Islands, in the Firth of Lorn, Scotland. Once the centre of the British slate industry, there has been some recent island regeneration. A ferry sails from Easdale to Ellenabeich on the nearby island of Seil, which is separated from Easdale by only a narrow channel. Confusingly, Ellenabeich is sometimes known as Easdale as a result of its traditional connections with the island.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM7417
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Other names by which Easdale, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past


Easdale, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Easdale, island and vil. with pier, Argyllshire, off W. coast of Seil island, 11 miles SW. of Oban, pop. 460; P.O., T.O.; has large slate quarries, which have been worked since 1631. Easdale Sound, between Easdale vil. and Ellenabriech vil., on Seil island, is 400 ft. wide; it forms a natural harbour.

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