Landscapes in Stone: Northern Highlands

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Alan McKirdy makes sense of the familiar landscape of the Northern Highlands and its geology.6.99

 

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Alan McKirdy makes sense of the familiar landscape of the Northern Highlands and its geology. Starting with the story of continental collisions that unleashed cataclysmic forces, creating a chain of mountains, the remnants of which we see today on both sides of the Atlantic.

He highlights a number of fascinating geological features, including the Old Red Sandstones of Cromarty and the Black Isle, which carry the secrets of life during `the Age of Fishes’, and the thin sliver of fossil-bearing strata which hugs the coast from Golspie to beyond Helmsdale that dates back to Jurassic times and which records the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.