Loch Sheanta and the fossils beach – Digg, Staffin
Join internationally recognised fossil expert Dugie Ross on a short walk from the township of Digg to “The Lourdes of the north” Loch Sheanta, before arriving on the beach to explore and discover the Jurassic finds of this coastline and Dugie’s role and contribution to the palaeontology.
ABOUT DUGIE ROSS
Dugie Ross from Ellishadder, who has had a lifelong interest in fossils and runs the Staffin Museum, is recognised by one of the world’s leading societies in the field of Palaeontology for his work in finding, protecting and preserving dinosaur and fossil bones and footprints.
ABOUT LOCH SHEANTE AND THE BEACH
Set beneath the wonderful Trottenish Ridge on Isle of Skye, the coast line below Digg and Flodigarry is famed for the significant jurassic finds and amazing geology. Offshore is Flodigarry Island. During World War 2, a conscientious objector hid on the island and lived there for several years, surviving on supplies brought over by local crofters.
To book contact Rosie Somerville: firstname.lastname@example.org and 07787551847
All walks are FREE
GRID REFERENCE – NG 46875 69137
MEETING POINT – Digg, Loch Shiante carpark, Staffin – please arrive a few minutes early
TRANSPORT – Minibus and pick up points along the way.
WHAT TO BRING
Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions
GRADE – A
A – Easy B – Intermediate C – Challenging
ATLAS Arts has collaborated with local walking groups and artists to curate a series of walks around the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. This programme connects community, art and the environment through a series of walks designed to highlight different areas of Skye and Lochalsh and introduce participants to the work of local artists and how the environment inspires their creativity.