Kirriemuir: geo and munro

While roaming the Mearns with the kids we went to Kirriemuir on our travels. I’ve been through Kirrie a few times but had not noticed the links to two of my areas of interest.

Millenium

Centrepiece of the Millennium Square

The square has several plaques to people with connections to the town and two were of particular interest, due to the mountaineering and geological heritage aspects.

Hugh Munro (aye, THAT Munro of the Tables) grew up on the family estate at Lindertis, a few miles west of the town. He gets TWO plaques in the town.

Charles Lyell, author of  ‘The Principles of Geology’ and an important innovator in palaeontology, was also raised on a family estate near the town. Lyell did much to bring James Hutton’s work to a wider audience.

lyell

I am a palaeobiologist in my early 40's carrying out research work. I am based in Scotland.

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Posted in Geodiversity, Geological Walks (urban), Scotland, Trips

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