|Seil Harbour, Argyll|
Having mentioned on the drive up that I needed to return to my local haunt (Loch Lubhnaig) to replenish my stock of slate and grit for modelling purposes, my wife pointed out while we were sitting on the harbour jetty that Seil harbour was once (1881 when the place closed) was a slate quarry, and looking down I noticed that the whole jetty and indeed the whole quay was made from slate.
Finding a suitable receptacle, I duly filled it up and now have a life-times supply of slate chippings of all grades.
|'Slate chippings of all grades'|
I've always tried to source my terrain materials, where possible, naturally and therefore free. Admittadly this time I had travelled a reasonable distance but I was going there anyway. Bark from fallen trees, sand and grit from the beach, twigs etc, recycling packaging for card and polystyrene, the list can go on and on, you get the idea I'm sure. Interesting what you can pick up if you keep a weather eye open for opportunities which will save you a fair bit of cash.