Abstract

Detailed remapping within the Assynt Culmination in NW Scotland shows that the Ben More Thrust joins the Glencoul Thrust along a lateral branch line positioned in Loch Glencoul. This branch line marks the northern lateral termination of the Glencoul Thrust. The thrust on the northern shore of Loch Glencoul (‘the famous view’) is thus the Ben More Thrust. The Ben More Thrust Sheet is therefore much larger than previously thought. The lateral terminations of the Ben More Thrust to the north and the south are of two distinct types. This reinterpretation negates the existence of ‘surge’ zones in Assynt.

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