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Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris Scotland has the oldest rocks in Europe, some over 3,000m years ago which is around two-thirds as old as the Earth itself. Lewisian Gneiss is the most common and was formed from volcanism and bending and stretching of the Earths crust then exposed by glaciers, oceans and weather. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey used Harris as a backdrop for Jupiter. Yup, outta this world!

Peat cutting on Isle of Harris
Peat cutting on Isle of Harris

 

Drying peat for winter burning in homes.
Drying peat for winter burning in homes.

Shiant Isles in The Minch
Shiant Isles in The Minch

 

Lighthouse rock foundation

 

Boulder field
Boulder field

 

Aird Asaig towards Clisham
Aird Asaig towards Clisham

 

Loch Mhiabhaig
Loch Mhiabhaig

 

Loch Seaforth
Loch Seaforth

 

Towards Taransay

 

Light and land

 

Road to Huisinish

See Blade, Rock and Bows

See British Geological Survey article “The Geodiversity of the Isle of Harris
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