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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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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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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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