Skim a stone more than three times and you too could be a world champion in this weirdest and most charming of competitions.

The rules are simple: skim a specially shaped Easdale slate skimming stone so that it bounces more than three times and if your's is the longest throw/skim then you are the world champion. Makes the Olympic 100 metres seem small fry, eh!

Easdale is the smallest Hebridean island with a permanent population. It was once a centre for slate quarrying. That is history now but the old quarry is the perfect home for stone skimming. See website below for travel details

Inner Hebrides
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Wednesday, 18 December 2013