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Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter: recognising and celebrating the influence that geology has on society

Scotland has a tremendous ‘geodiversity’, the essential abiotic part of nature: rocks, landforms, sediments and soils, and the processes which form and alter them. Angus Miller, Chair of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, tells us more. Scotland is widely, and quite … Continue reading

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Sailing in the wake of Hugh Miller – Part 2

Elizabeth Pickett, geologist and illustrator, continues the account of her trip around the Argyll islands on the Brixham sailing trawler, Leader, along with a crew of other geologists, artists, ecologists, musicians and storytellers. The second half of the cruise heads … Continue reading

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Sailing in the wake of Hugh Miller

In summer 2015 a group of geologists, artists, ecologists, musicians and storytellers, aged 18 to 70-plus, embarked on a voyage of geological discovery around the Argyll islands on Leader, a Brixham sailing trawler. Their journey followed on from one in … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

Scotland is well served by publishers, and in recent months there have been some interesting additions to the ranks of books dealing with natural history. In this column we look back on four newish titles. Set in Stone by Alan … Continue reading

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Skye – the island that keeps on giving

Not for the first time Skye has been the focus of a major find of Jurassic-period fossils. This time it is a new species of marine reptile that has excited palaeontologists; previously remains of one of the world’s oldest turtles … Continue reading

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Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller is not only Cromarty’s ‘most famous son’, he would be on many a list of ‘Great Scots’. Born in 1804 his name belongs in the ranks of the truly influential geologists and although he died when only 54 … Continue reading

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