Roineabhal

Roineabhal
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)
Prominence 406 m (1,332 ft)
Parent peak Beinn Dhubh
Listing Marilyn
Location
Location Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
OS grid
Topo map OS Landranger 18

Roineabhal is a hill on the Isle of Harris, in the Western Isles of Scotland. The granite on the summit plateau of the mountain is anorthosite, and is similar in composition to rocks found in the mountains of the Moon.[1]

The area is part of the South Lewis, Harris and North Uist National Scenic Area.[2]

It is the site of the original Lingerbay 'superquarry' planning application, submitted in 1991 and finally withdrawn in 2004.[2]

References

  • McKirdy, Alan Gordon, John & Crofts, Roger (2007) Land of Mountain and Flood: The Geology and Landforms of Scotland. Edinburgh. Birlinn. ISBN 978-1-84158-357-0

Footnotes

  1. ^ McKirdy et al. (2007) page 94.
  2. ^ a b


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