This limestone is found at the base of the Lower Limestone Formation, which was deposited in the Carboniferous (approx 300 to 360 million years ago). Most of the Lower Limestone Formation consists of sandstones, siltstones and mudstones, very similar to the underlying Pathhead Formation, which were deposited in a swamp/deltaic environment (not dissimilar to the modern day Mississippi delta). 95 more words
2016 brought many enjoyable outings for the delightful assistants.
Having fallen down on the job of recording these on her blog in recent months, their chauffeur has instead produced a glossy paperback relating some of their adventures. 230 more words
This year I’ve found myself more excited by ‘autumn colours’ than ever before, which should tell you something: Scotland ‘does’ autumn incredibly well.
There can be few walks nicer than one beside a forested loch on a crisp autumn day: the air cold and pure, the ground crunchy underfoot and your vision filled with thousands of red and gold leaves, gleaming in the bright sunlight and reflecting in the water. 136 more words