Bridge over the Atlantic

Isle of Seil signWhat would you say if I told there was a bridge over the Atlantic?

No really, there is. In Argyll & Bute in Scotland, you will find a bridge from the mainland that crosses the Atlantic to the Isle of Seil.

Originally built in 1791, the Clachan Bridge provides a single track roadway and was built by architect Robert Mylne.

The original population was involved in slate mining an this accounts for the largest population on the island’s 551 people (2013 figure) being in the former slate mining village of Ellenabeich.

On the day I visited it was cloudy and raining, which oddly enough, added to the atmosphere of the place. I couldn’t help but wonder how many Red Coats had marched over that bridge to keep the locals in order.

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