The North-west Highlands boast spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and magnificent areas of exposed bedrock. This sparsely populated but easily accessible region has a diverse geological character. It’s a classic area for geology, where you feel closer to the landscape than anywhere else in Britain. The North-west Highlands were also the birthplace of major geological ideas that have been applied around the world.
This booklet provides new insight into how its geological development has resulted in the magnificent landscape. Discover Scotland’s journey through time – our links to Canada, Greenland and Scandinavia, and the exploits of early geological explorers. And learn why this region is so important to geologists today.
Written by experts and beautifully illustrated, this booklet contains clear explanations, simple diagrams and useful information on where to visit.
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