The Journey Revealing The Scope Of Earth’s History

The Journey Revealing The Scope Of Earth’s History.

bedrock-geology-scotlandThe Scottish highlands, in the region of the Assynt, are perhaps one of the most studied geological sites in the world by early scientist attempting to understand the Earth’s underlying rock formation. They date back over 3000 million years and include some of the most ancient rocks in Europe. The oldest are found at Lewisian Gneiss, with the most extensive cave network in the land in the limestone valleys around Inchnadamph and Elphin.

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Assynt is a tiny parish tucked into the North Western corner of Scotland. It is bounded on four corners by the Point of Stoer (Old Man of Stoer), Kylesku, Ledmore and Inverkirkaig. The fishing village of Lochinver is now the principle settlement in Assynt, with the remainder of the population scattered around the coastal communities from Inverkirkaig north to Clachtoll, Stoer and Drumbeg. In earlier times the small inland hamlets of Inchnadamph & Elphin were key settlements – surrounded as they are by fertile limestone soils.

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