One of the Slate Islands, Seil (Scottish Gaelic: Saoil) is a small island on the east side of the Firth of Lorn, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Oban, in Scotland. Seil has been linked to the Scottish mainland since 1792 when the Clachan Bridge was designed and built by a local engineer. Also known as the Bridge over the Atlantic, the bridge is still used today and in early summer is covered in fairy foxgloves (Erinus alpinus).
Seil Synergies is based a short distance from Clachan Bridge, overlooking the sound where otters and herons are regularly seen. At the other end of this small island lies the picturesque village of Ellenabeich, where the passenger ferry crosses to the even smaller island of Easdale with its historic slate workers’ cottages. Another ferry from the Southern tip of Seil takes you over the fast-flowing Cuan Sound to the island of Luing, with its traditional villages of Cullipool and Toberonochy. All three islands offer beautiful views to Scarba, Mull and many other islands in the Firth of Lorn.
Although Seil is refreshingly remote from centres of industry, modern communications mean that its location is not a barrier to our services.