Posted by: Rory Brown | September 4, 2009

Scottish Geology Festival at the North West Highlands Geopark

370520084_3d282f0336Last night, as part of the Scottish Geology Festival there was a lecture in the Coigach Community Hall about the Stac Fada metorite strike by local geologist Fiona Saywell. I’d have loved to have gone.

Fiona was talking about the largest known meteorite strike in the British Isles – some 1.2 billion years ago and is today leading a walk at Stoer to see some of the evidence first hand.

These events are just part of a month of lectures and field trips in the area including:

Weds 9th Sept – Visit to the Bone Caves at Inchnadamph

Thursday 10th Sept – Scourie Coast – A Gneiss Walk

Friday 11th Sept – How the NW Highlands Tells Us How the Himalayas are Made

Saturday 12th Sept – Field Excursion – From Sango Beach to Arnaboll & Moine Thrusts

Tuesday 22nd Sept – Stac Fada Meteorite Strike

Wednesday 23rd Sept – A Billion Years of Life at Achnahaird

Monday 28th Sept – Mapping – How the Geologists do it

Looks like a great programme. Full details can be found here.

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