Scottish Slate

Scottish slate is still found on the roofs of traditional buildings  in Scotland over 60 years after the last of the Scottish quarries ceased to operate; a testimony to the quality of the material. Not all Scottish slate is the same, different varieties were produced in different parts of the country. The main types of Scottish slate, still found on roofs today, are (1) Ballachulish  from Argyll, (2) Easdale and the adjacent slate islands also in Argyll,  (3) Highland Boundary from a series of quarries stretching from Arran in the west to Dunkeld in the east and (3) Macduff slate from Aberdeenshire. For more information on Scottish slate see the history  of the Scottish slate industry and  the  geology of Scottish slate

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