How Loch Linnhe was formed a few million years ago
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Loch Linnhe is the south-westerly end of the Great Glen Fault which cuts across Scotland to the Moray Firth on the east coast. During
past ice ages, the loch was a major outlet for glaciers from the Rannoch Moor area, where ice built up in the initial stages of
development. Our recent multibeam survey of Loch Linnhe discovered moraines that suggest that the Younger Dryas glacier may have
advanced significantly further down the loch than was previously thought from onshore field mapping evidence.