Tuesday, 6 October 2015

How Loch Linnhe was formed a few million years ago

This story was published in planet earth last month. Click on the title to see the original.

B&Bs and hotels in the Appin area.

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.


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