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Article on Geology of Skye, page 1
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Z_GB232_D928_D_2_04
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Portree
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Skye
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INVERNESS: Portree
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Gaelic Society of Inverness
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5673
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geoligists
Article on Geology of Skye, page 1

This photocopied page from an 'Anthology' contains an article on the pioneer Scottish geologist J. D Forbes and his attempt to measure 'Scuir-na-Gillean' in the Cuillins, Skye. Mr Forbes mentions his very good friend, Mr. Louis Necker (1786 - 1861), a Swiss geologist who studied at Edinburgh University and went on to publish works on the geology of the Scottish mainland and the Hebrides. For the last twenty years of his life Necker settled in Portree. He died in 1861, aged seventy-five, and was buried in Portree churchyard.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001

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Article on Geology of Skye, page 1

INVERNESS: Portree

geoligists

Gaelic Society of Inverness

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This photocopied page from an 'Anthology' contains an article on the pioneer Scottish geologist J. D Forbes and his attempt to measure 'Scuir-na-Gillean' in the Cuillins, Skye. Mr Forbes mentions his very good friend, Mr. Louis Necker (1786 - 1861), a Swiss geologist who studied at Edinburgh University and went on to publish works on the geology of the Scottish mainland and the Hebrides. For the last twenty years of his life Necker settled in Portree. He died in 1861, aged seventy-five, and was buried in Portree churchyard.<br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001