Seil Island is twelve miles South of Oban in Argyll. Historically the island was a major source of slate and it together with the surrounding islands of Easdale, Luing and Belnahua are collectively known as the Slate Islands. A short ferry trip to Easdale Island gives a fascinating insight into the slate industry, which flourished here from 1745 until the early twentieth century. You can still see many of the traditional slate workers cottages in the villages of Ellenabeich and Balvicar.

Everywhere you look on Seil there are magnificent sea views. The sea and skies are never still, and the view constantly repaints itself. If you are lucky you may see otters or seals, and if you are observant you will certainly see a wide variety of bird life.

Places to Eat

The Fisherman’s Kitchen

Drew can make you a wonderful local seafood platter delivered to the cottage or join Drew at his home for a banquet style extravaganza. Exploring high quality, local produce.

Puffer Bar

Take a short ferry ride to Easdale Island where a warm friendly welcome and great homemade food in a beautiful location await you at the Puffer Bar and Tearoom.

Tigh an Truish

Tigh an Truish is a 18th Century Inn sitting next to the famous Bridge over the Atlantic. Open all year, and in the summer months they serve delicious bar meals, and have spacious beer gardens for you to enjoy, in a glorious setting.

Balvicar Stores

Wide range of groceries, national and local papers, selection of wines and beers. Fresh bread baked in store every day. The wide range of goods available in the frozen and chilled cabinets includes delicious local beef and lamb.