Iona Abbey is renowned for being an early centre of Christianity in Scotland - yet it rests on Lewisian gneiss which may be 3 billion years old. Alan McKirdy explores the fascinating geology of the area - in particular the eruption of two major volcanoes around 60 million years ago whose magma chambers formed the spectacular hills and glens of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and Glen More on Mull; and the Ice Age, when glaciers sandpapered the landscape to create the rounded contours we see today.
  • Author: McKirdy, Alan
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 08/06/2017
  • ISBN: 9781780274409
  • B-Code: B029641
  • Illustrated: Colour images
  • Pages: 48
  • Dimensions: 230x165mm