For its size, Scotland has the most varied geology and natural landscapes of any country on the planet. Colliding continents, erupting volcanoes and moving ice sheets all helped to shape this diversity in the distant geological past.
Scotland passed through all of the Earth’s climatic zones en route to its current latitude. As a result, the landmass that we call home once carried an ever-changing cargo of plants and animals, many of which are now extinct – at least in Scotland.
Read in this booklet the incredible story of a landscape fashioned by geology.