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Nigel King

Excellent book. Pictures on pages 8 & 177 incorrect! The former is south of Suilven , so may be on Rubha Mor. With the latter, the hills on the far right are Ben Spionnaidh & Cranstakie, so we may on the road towards Ardmore.
Thu, 10 May 2012 - 2:59:25 pm

A lan Gibb

I read some of the book one weekend in a holiday cottage in the highlands. One thing I seem to recall was you saying that there was only one picture of Hutton. If so you may be interested to know that I have come across some more. They are engravings by John Kay, published in an article on Hutton in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 42(1) 87-89 Mar 2012
Fri, 6 Apr 2012 - 9:24:30 am

Brett Meikle

I was loaned your book so can't feel duped into supporting your big-oil agenda. However reading it, your views on climate change badly soured the experience. I agree that wind farms must be placed with maximum consideration for landscape and end-user utility - it's a pity your devotion to the hydro-carbon lobby and Cairn trumps the otherwise fascinating geology of Assynt you would be advised, as an expert in that, sticking to.
Sun, 18 Mar 2012 - 3:06:45 pm


Fascinating book, making me want to revisit an area that I used to know quite well. Pity about the proofreading; misprints and misspelling (palgioclase, Connival ) and chemical formulae are often incorrect or not typeset correctly; CaP3O4 should be Ca3(PO4)2; carbonic acid is H2CO3, not HCO3, and the "2" in CO2 is set as superscript, not subscript. However this does not detract form the enjoyment of the book.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 - 2:38:55 pm


Great book. Learnt a huge amount! Thank you. Shame about your thoughts on anthropogenic responsibility for a changing climate - and more importantly, its implications for communities... should be regarded totally separately from the issue of where we locate wind turbines (which, I agree, should not be onshore in the NW Highlands).
Tue, 23 Aug 2011 - 12:43:20 pm