Thursday, 28 July 2011

NW Highlands of Scotland - new book

A Geological Excursion Guide to the North-West Highlands of Scotland Edited by Kathryn M. Goodenough and Maarten Krabbendam, co-published with Edinburgh Geological Society.
The area covered largely corresponds to the North-west Geopark.The 16 excursions:
• Loch Assynt and the Achmore Duplex
• A Transect through the Canisp Shear Zone,
• Stoer Group at Stoer Peninsula
• Stoer Group at Enard Bay
• Ullapool River, Creag nam Broc and Glen Achall
• Knockan Crag and the Knocken Klippen
• Traligill and Bealach Traligill
• Conival and Ben More Assynt
• Glen Oykel and the Loch Ailsh Pluton
• Cam Loch, Ledmore and the Loch Borralan Pluton
• Glencoul
• Scourie Mor
• Tarbet
• Durness, Balnakeil Bay and Faraid Head
• The Moine Thrust Zone at Loch Eriboll
• Roadside Stops around the North-west Highlands
Advice is given on travel and accommodation.
£15.99 - available from website, bookshops or contact the publisher on 0131 247 4083. Bulk order/trade discounts available.
This is the companion volume to An Excursion Guide to the Moine Geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland by Rob Strachan, Ian Alsop, and Suzanne Miller at £17.99, available as above, as is A Geological Excursion Guide to Rum by C H Emeleus and V R Troll at £12.99.
Those of you with young geologists in mind may be interested in Scottish Rocks and Fossils by Alan and Moira McKirdy, aimed at 7-11 year-olds at £5.99.

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