Scottish Natural Heritage invites you to Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve on Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 12.30pm to celebrate the opening of our new interpretation and visitor facilities with Guest of Honour, geologist, author and TV presenter Professor Iain Stewart.
For more information see the event invitation .
Where continents collide
Unlock the mysteries of one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. At Knockan Crag Scotland's story of ancient oceans, vast deserts and ice sheets, crashing continents and epic journey from pole to pole is told through poetry, sculpture and interactive exhibitions.
Here you can see the internationally-famous Moine Thrust, where much older and darker Moine schists have been pushed over the younger lighter Durness limestone so the older rocks are on top of the younger ones. The theory of this dramatic rock reversal was confirmed by two brilliant rock mappers, Benjamin Peach and John Horne of the Geological Survey in Scotland.
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