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Rocking out! Some geological resources for hill and wildlife guides

Recently I ran a day-long CPD event for some members of the Mountain Training Association as a follow-up to a free MTA CPD event I ran in Holyrood Park, which you can read about here. I produced a couple of

Posted in Geodiversity, Mountains, Scotland

Book review: Walking the Jurassic Coast and some thoughts about e-book versus printed versions in guidebooks

Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon: The walks, the rocks and the fossils   Ronald Turnbull, Cicerone 240 pages. ISBN 9781852847418 £12.95 (e-Book also available)   An award-winning outdoor writer publishes a guidebook through a specialist publisher renowned

Posted in Book reviews, Books, Geodiversity, Geological Walks

Reading the Gaelic Landscape (Leughadh Aghaidh na Tire)

Reading the Gaelic Landscape. John Murray. 2014. Whittles Publishing. 232 p. Most of my walking and other outdoor activities are done in Scotland. I did some Scots Gaelic with the University of Glasgow in the mid-1990s while on the dole

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Book Review: Mountains: Scotland’s Living Landscapes

Mountains: Scotland’s Living Landscapes. Scottish Natural Heritage. 2002 An attractive booklet with many colour photographs, clear text and a smattering of illuminating quotations. The introductory section summarizes the geological events that produced the different rock types, within a nod to

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Book Review: Soils: Scotland’s Living Landscapes

Soils: Scotland’s Living Landscapes. Scottish Natural Heritage. 1996. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) produced a series of short volumes in the Scotland’s Living Landscapes series. Profusely illustrated with good colour photographs and diagrams, these are worth obtaining as digestible works on

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