Mapping and sketching

The panels tell you about each of the maps and show profiles and sketches from the geologists notebooks. You can use these to find out how the geologists developed understanding of mountain tectonics, linking scientific knowledge to its place in the landscape. You will also discover how Victorian society influenced the geologists, how they were paid and what base maps they had to work on. In doing so, you will discover why the Northwest Highlands are Scotland's first Geopark.


The interpretative panels can be downloaded as pdfs by clicking on the links below. The downloads are about 1MB in size.

Introduction Panel  

Panels for "Clean Copy" Maps

Panel for "Field Slips"
Ben More Assynt    
Glen Learaig   Field slips
Loch Stack  
South Assynt - Loch Urigill and Borralan  
    The exhibition and panels have been put together by geologists from  
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