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Volcanoes, dinosaurs and three billion years of history

DID you know Tayvallich was once a volcano, dinosaurs roamed Eigg, Iona’s rocks are two billion years old, the Vikings named ‘Staffa’ or ‘pillar’ island as a landmark, or that the Mull volcano reached 5km in height, filling up cracks in the Earth’s crust as far away as Yorkshire?

Three billion years in the making, Scotland has been through an amazing geological journey, involving continental collisions, mountain building, deserts, glaciers and volcanic eruptions.

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