Islay Slate Company
Owned by Neil and Carol Scott
Medium: Slate Products
Member since: April 2009
Location: Islay, Scotland
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The Islay Slate Company
The Inns Over-by, The Square, Bowmore, Islay, Scotland, UK, PA43 7JP
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Web site: http://www.islayslate.com .
About Islay Slate
The Islay Slate Company is run by Neil and Carol Scott. Our main line of business is our Hotel, namely " The Harbour Inn & Restaurant "; and our Guest House. Recent recipients of the " Island Hotel of the Year 2009" at the annual Scottish Hotel
Inspired by unique designs by Nicola Stein which are in complete harmony with the beauty and tranquility of Islay
Aware that many visitors may wish to take home tangible memories of a very special place
Endeavouring to whet the appetite of those not yet familiar with this unique part of the world, yet still wishing to enjoy some very special products
.......This is what the Islay Slate Company is all about - naturally.......
Slate is a piece of nature and you will notice how individual your piece is through the contours and colour.
One of Scotland's most popular slate is that from Ballachulish (Balla - hool - ish) and our unique clock is made from this traditional slate dating over 100 years old and reclaimed from roofs of ancient buildings on
Islay. Our other products, including coasters and table mats, are made from slate originating from Spain, Wale's Snowdonia National Park and of course
We must stress that our slate products are made from natural slate, not mainstream reconstituted slate. Slate is a metamorphic rock, some 45 million years old, which contains various impurities, such as fools gold metal (black and gold interpolations created by the presence of iron) and fossil indentations. For this reason, each item is entirely unique and we kindly ask customers to appreciate that we are unable to control the colour consistency of each product. In fact, we believe this would actual detract from the naturalness of the product and its inherent natural beauty.
Because each slate is hand crafted irregularities must be expected on the surface and edges; please be aware of possible sharp edges when handling various products.
The hand crafted cheese boards has been finished with a protective acrylic resin, giving it a shiny finish, which seals and hardens the surface area making it suitable to serve foodstuffs, reduces chipping and prevents staining.
Slate products should be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Please also visit my web site at http://www.islayslate.com
for more items.
Islay Slate Terms
Items are sent Parcelforce (UK). Standard replacement / refund policies apply.
Coasters, Mouse mats, Cheese boards, Tablemats and Wall Hangings with exclusive designs by Nicola Stein
Nicola grew up
on the Isle of Arran and Tasmania and then went onto study Russian
Language and Literature at Glasgow University. After five years working in
St Petersburg and Moscow she is now based in Islay.....
.....and thus the inspiration for her unique Islay theme pictures.
On display for
sale are some examples of the many famous icons of Islay life expressed in
Nicola's unique style;
Cross...one of the earliest representations of Christianity in Scotland.
The 'Finlaggan' sword...dating back to the Lord of the Isles
'Bridgend'...home to thousands of geese
Islay Geese...representing the thousands of 'visitors' to our islands
'The Angels share'...a celebration of our whisky industry
The Isle of
Unspoilt, natural Hebridean beauty at its best. Home to one of the oldest Celtic crosses in Europe and the ancient seat of the Lord of the Isles, where the ruins lie steeped in atmosphere, touched by echoes of days gone by and where the surrounding horizons remain virtually unchanged.
This unique Island is home to eight of the world’s most prestigious malt whisky distilleries, where centuries of expertise and patience have gone into creating countless individual malts, each with their own individual flavour and character, some of which take decades to mature to perfection.
Our unique Islay designs inspired by the nature and history of the island, are meticulously hand drawn and then printed onto hand cut slate. Slate is a natural rock which is formed by the action of heat and earth pressure on buried soil over millions of years. Slate is a piece of nature and you will notice how individual each piece is through its contours and colour.