Local history society ready for first talk of 2020

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Lochaber Local History Society’s first meeting of 2020 finds a curiously titled talk by Noel Williams who speaks on ‘Lochaber’s Big Boulders and the Biblical Flood’.

One hundred and fifty years ago, the realisation that huge rock boulders were to be found often on top of the hills of the Highlands – and particularly about Lochaber – led to much speculation as to how they had got there.

Many had apparently been moved for many miles from where they were first laid down. Speculation as to the cause of this movement ranged from raised sea levels to ‘the great flood’.

But there are other explanations. Noel, local teacher, mountaineer and geologist, will guide the audience around the hill tops to see and understand the story of some of these giant boulders.

This event must not be missed. All welcome at the Ben Nevis Hotel in Fort William at 8pm on Thursday January 9 at 8pm.