Wester Ross

loosely defined area in the North West Highlands of Scotland

Wester Ross is part of the Scottish county of Ross and Cromarty. It is in the northwest highlands. It has some of the most spectacular scenery in Great Britain, and is a tourist attraction.

Slioch above Loch Maree

Wester Ross is geographically the western watershed of Ross-shire. Administrative and political boundaries have been changed a number of times.

The mountains are made of a very old Precambrian rock known as the Torridonian sandstone formation. It was laid down in the Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic eras.[1][2] It is just a small part of what was once a huge supercontinent. The remains of this are in parts of Scandinavia and North America. These rocks are of Archaean and Paleoproterozoic age, ranging from 3.0–1.7 billion years (Ga) ago.

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  1. The Neoproterozoic runs from 1000 million years ago to 550 mya.
  2. Park R.G; Stewart A.D; Wright D.T. (2003). "3. The Hebridean terrane". In Trewin N.H. (ed.). The geology of Scotland. London: Geological Society. pp. 45–61. ISBN 978-1-86239-126-0. Retrieved 23 June 2010.

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