A.G. Dawson writes: The paper by Peacock (2008) represents a valuable contribution to our understanding of the Late Quaternary history of Islay in particular and the SW Scottish Hebrides as a whole. As part of the conclusions based on examination and dating of three cores (two from Loch Indaal and one from between SE Islay and SE Jura) Peacock argues that his interpretation is difficult to reconcile with the view presented by this author that the limit of the Late Devensian ice sheet lay SW-NE across Islay and is represented, in part, by the Central Islay moraine (Dawson...

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