Rannoch Limestone Pavement

on the slopes of Schiehallion

Rock Rose is a lime loving flower

Thyme likes the lime.

Ivy Growing in the grykes where is sheltered from the weather and from sheep.

Stone Crop

Snails are common on the limestone.

Bell Heather grows on the areas around the limestone pavement

Livestone Pavement with stone crop. The white spots on the rock are white lichen.

 

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Erratic of Biotite Schist, showing honeycombe weathering.

The mineral biotite contains a lot of iron which weathers out quickly leaving holes in the rock. This rock has been dropped on top of the Limestone Pavement by ice.

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