World Stone Skimming Championships 24 September www.stoneskimming.com
Easdale Island, near Oban, Argyll Easdale was once the centre of a thriving Scottish slate mining industry, and one of the disused quarries forms a perfect arena for the championships. Anyone of any age and any level of skill can enter. Each competitor is allowed three skims, using specially selected Easdale slate skimming stones. For a skim to qualify, the stone must bounce at least three times. It is then judged on the distance achieved before it sinks.