In the 1800s the population on Easdale Island, Scotland, was ten-fold what it is now. The slate mines were thriving. Easdale slate could be found on buildings the world over.
In 1881 a colossal storm flooded many of the quarries and instigated the sharp decline of slate mining in Scotland. By 1960 Easdale had a population of just 4, but this has since slowly climbed back up to around 50 people.
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