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[[File:EGS NWH Cover.jpg|300px|thumbnail|'''Buy the book''' [http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/p_sales.html#nwh '''EGS''']. Also available from Amazon]]
 
[[File:EGS NWH Cover.jpg|300px|thumbnail|'''Buy the book''' [http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/p_sales.html#nwh '''EGS''']. Also available from Amazon]]
 
[[File:EGS NWH FIG 010.jpg|300px|thumbnail|A simplified geological map showing the areas covered by the excursions detailed in this guide.]]
 
 
 
'''Goodenough, Kathryn M. and Krabbendam, Maartin (Editors) A geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Geological Society in association with NMS Enterprises Limited, 2011.'''
 
'''Goodenough, Kathryn M. and Krabbendam, Maartin (Editors) A geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland. Edinburgh : Edinburgh Geological Society in association with NMS Enterprises Limited, 2011.'''
  
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Background reading
 
Background reading
  
== [[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands|Geological framework of the North-west Highlands]] ==
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[[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands|Geological framework of the North-west Highlands]]
== [[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - structural units - The Foreland|A. The structural units - The Foreland]] ==
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[[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - structural units - The Foreland|A. The structural units]]
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(1). The Foreland
  
 
Lewisian Gneiss Complex
 
Lewisian Gneiss Complex
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The Cambro-Ordovician succession
 
The Cambro-Ordovician succession
  
== [[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - structural units - the Moine Supergroup|The structural units - The Moine Supergroup]] ==
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[[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - structural units - the Moine Supergroup|(2). The Moine Supergroup]]
  
The Moine Thrust Zone
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(3) The Moine Thrust Zone
  
== [[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - Igneous rocks|B. Igneous rocks]] ==
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[[Geological framework of the North-west Highlands - Igneous rocks|B. Igneous rocks]]
  
 
== [[Loch Assynt and the Achmore Duplex, North-west Highlands - an excursion|Excursion 1 Loch Assynt and the Achmore Duplex]] ==
 
== [[Loch Assynt and the Achmore Duplex, North-west Highlands - an excursion|Excursion 1 Loch Assynt and the Achmore Duplex]] ==
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Work in the North-west Highlands, carried out by British Geological Survey (BGS) staff and collaborators, has been greatly helped by the support of the local people. Particular thanks are due to the staff and volunteers of the North West Highlands Geopark; to the many local landowners who assisted with access for fieldwork; to Scottish Natural Heritage staff in Ullapool; and to Chris Rix and all at Inchnadamph Lodge. The contributors have also benefited greatly from fruitful discussions with many people, too numerous to list here, during field excursions and conferences in the area. The majority of the figures in this excursion guide were drafted by Craig Woodward, BGS Edinburgh. This edition of the excursion guide owes much to Suzanne Miller, who gave us the impetus to start work on a new version of the Assynt guide that had been published in 1979.
 
Work in the North-west Highlands, carried out by British Geological Survey (BGS) staff and collaborators, has been greatly helped by the support of the local people. Particular thanks are due to the staff and volunteers of the North West Highlands Geopark; to the many local landowners who assisted with access for fieldwork; to Scottish Natural Heritage staff in Ullapool; and to Chris Rix and all at Inchnadamph Lodge. The contributors have also benefited greatly from fruitful discussions with many people, too numerous to list here, during field excursions and conferences in the area. The majority of the figures in this excursion guide were drafted by Craig Woodward, BGS Edinburgh. This edition of the excursion guide owes much to Suzanne Miller, who gave us the impetus to start work on a new version of the Assynt guide that had been published in 1979.
  
== Foreword  ==
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= Foreword  =
  
 
'''Michael Johnson and Ian Parsons'''
 
'''Michael Johnson and Ian Parsons'''
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The first two editions provided several generations of professional geologists, students and amateurs with access to the treasures of Assynt. The new expanded edition shows that this classic region continues to yield up its secrets!
 
The first two editions provided several generations of professional geologists, students and amateurs with access to the treasures of Assynt. The new expanded edition shows that this classic region continues to yield up its secrets!
  
== Editorial introduction ==
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== Editorial Introduction ==
  
 
'''Kathryn Goodenough and Maarten Krabbendam'''
 
'''Kathryn Goodenough and Maarten Krabbendam'''
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The North-west Highlands are quite sparsely inhabited. Limited accommodation is available in a number of the towns and villages within the area of this guide, but booking in advance is always recommended, and indeed is essential in the summer. A choice of hotels, bed & breakfasts, self-catering accommodation and camping can be found in the larger centres of Ullapool, Lochinver and Durness. Individual hotels and/or hostels are situated in the villages of Achiltibuie, Achmelvich, Inchnadamph, Kylesku, Scourie, Rhiconich and Kinlochbervie.
 
The North-west Highlands are quite sparsely inhabited. Limited accommodation is available in a number of the towns and villages within the area of this guide, but booking in advance is always recommended, and indeed is essential in the summer. A choice of hotels, bed & breakfasts, self-catering accommodation and camping can be found in the larger centres of Ullapool, Lochinver and Durness. Individual hotels and/or hostels are situated in the villages of Achiltibuie, Achmelvich, Inchnadamph, Kylesku, Scourie, Rhiconich and Kinlochbervie.
  
== Background information ==
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== Background Information ==
  
 
== Topographic maps  ==
 
== Topographic maps  ==
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== Geological maps  ==
 
== Geological maps  ==
  
Geological maps are published by the British Geological Survey (BGS), and can be purchased online via <u>www.bgs.ac.uk</u>, at the BGS offices in Edinburgh and Keyworth (Nottingham), or at the Natural History Museum, London. Maps are also available for free viewing from the  [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/maps/home.html BGS Maps Portal], this includes the recent [http://www.bgs.ac.uk/data/maps/maps.cfc?method=viewRecord&mapId=11093 Assynt special sheet.] An overview of the geology is given by the 1:625,000 scale Bedrock Geology: UK North map. More detailed information is provided by the 1:50,000 sheets, and Excursions 1 and 6–11 lie within the Assynt Special Sheet. The remainder of the excursions are spread across sheets 101E (Ullapool); 101W (Summer Isles); 107E (Loch Glencoul); 107W (Point of Stoer); 113 (Cape Wrath) and 114W (Loch Eriboll).
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Geological maps are published by the British Geological Survey (BGS), and can be purchased online via <u>www.bgs.ac.uk</u>, at the BGS offices in Edinburgh and Keyworth (Nottingham), or at the Natural History Museum, London. An overview of the geology is given by the 1:625,000 scale Bedrock Geology: UK North map. More detailed information is provided by the 1:50,000 sheets, and Excursions 1 and 6–11 lie within the Assynt Special Sheet. The remainder of the excursions are spread across sheets 101E (Ullapool); 101W (Summer Isles); 107E (Loch Glencoul); 107W (Point of Stoer); 113 (Cape Wrath) and 114W (Loch Eriboll).
  
 
== Background reading  ==
 
== Background reading  ==
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RIDER, M. H. (2005): ''Hutton’s Arse ''(Rogart: Rider-French Consulting). TREWIN, N. H. (ed.) (2002): ''The Geology of Scotland ''(London: The Geological Society). WOODCOCK, N. and STRACHAN, R. A. (eds) (2000): ''Geological History of Britain and Ireland ''(Oxford: Blackwell Science).
 
RIDER, M. H. (2005): ''Hutton’s Arse ''(Rogart: Rider-French Consulting). TREWIN, N. H. (ed.) (2002): ''The Geology of Scotland ''(London: The Geological Society). WOODCOCK, N. and STRACHAN, R. A. (eds) (2000): ''Geological History of Britain and Ireland ''(Oxford: Blackwell Science).
 
==[[References - Geological excursion guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland|References]] ==
 
  
 
        
 
        

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