Door 12 – Trotternish and the Macdonald Clan
100 Great Geosites / Advent calendar / History

Door 12 – Trotternish and the Macdonald Clan

The spectacular Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye is home to the famous geological sites of the Quirang and the 719m summit of the Storr. They are formed from a set of post-glacial, large-scale landslides which give the impression of the landscape sliding away in front of you. These unusual landforms combined with the stark … Continue reading

Never a Dahl moment
History / News

Never a Dahl moment

So farewell then, Gary Dahl (1936-2015) Gary Ross Dahl, who died on March 23, was an advertising copywriter and advertising agency owner who became a millionaire on the strength of a six-month fad dating from 1975.  Those of us who remember that year, especially if we happen to be geologists, will recall the craze which … Continue reading