Number of views as of 4th December 2016 = 3070.
Easdale is a small island in the Firth of Lorn, off the west coast of Argyll, Scotland, about 16 miles south of Oban.
It is reached by passenger ferry from Seil Island, which is itself connected to the mainland by the 200 year old Clachan Bridge, the Bridge over the Atlantic.
From the middle of the 17th century to the early 20th century, Easdale was an important centre for slate quarrying. The Island had as many as seven working quarries, some of which extended down to 300 feet below sea level. Together with other quarries on the neighbouring islands of Seil, Luing and Belnahua the Island gave its name to the famous Easdale Slate which was exported to Glasgow, Ireland and beyond.
At the peak of the industry in the second half of the 19th century the population was in excess of 500. A storm in 1881 flooded the quarries, and thereafter the industry declined until the last slate was cut in the 1950s.
By the early 1960s the population had dwindled to only 4. However since then the population has steadily increased and most of the dwelling houses have now been reconstructed and modernised.
This shot was originally posted to the Bubble Jeopardy group so that members could guess where it is and what industry was prevalent here.
Easdale was correctly identified by super sleuth MarieJo, a.k.a. bubblehex08.
Date: 21st August 2008.