Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland includes a number of small islands, which, in the 18th and 19th century were the centre of the Scottish slate industry. Situated some 15 miles south of Oban, they include the Isle of Seil, Easdale Island, the Isle of Luing, and Belnahua.
In addition to outstanding scenic views, the area is rich in flora and fauna. This, together with its history, both ancient and modem, makes it an essential part of any tour itinerary undertaken by visitors to Scotland.
The Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust exists to promote conservation of the built, natural and cultural heritage of the Slate Islands. The Slate Centre provides enjoyment, education and interpretation for visitors, and is a focus for residents on matters of history, culture and conservation. The Trust researches and consults on change management and sustainable development.