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BLS SUMMER MEETING 2016 – Sleat, Isle of Skye

11th June 2016 to 18th June 2016

Event Description:

Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th June 2016

Local Organiser – Steve Price

This peninsula at the southern end of Skye has many unrecorded coastal areas and is within easy reach of the complex geology of central Skye.

Meeting Base

The meeting will be residential in the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV44 8RQ ( Slèite,

An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, Alba IV44 8RQ ) tel.+44 (0) 1471 888000

See www.smo.uhi.ac.uk to have a look at the accommodation and facilities.

See http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=165010&Y=806134&A=Y&Z=115 for map of location and surroundings.

Accommodation and costs

Accommodation for 27 people in mostly single rooms has been reserved. Twin rooms are also available. These bed spaces are being held for us until the beginning of February 2016 after which they will become available for public booking. Subject to availability rooms may be able to be booked after this date.

The prices for 2016 are: single room £42.00 per night b&b; twin room £75.00 per night b&b;.a 2 course dinner £12.95.

The accommodation is spread over two adjacent campus's and as such for most people about a two minute walk will be required between bedrooms, restaurant and microscope room.

The check-in time for rooms is after 15.00.

Microscope work

A meeting room in the college has been reserved for the duration of the meeting for microscope work and presentations.


Attendees should book directly with the college - contact Annette Kerr email: ak.smo@uhi.ac.uk or by post to the above college address. You will be able to pay the college by credit / debit card.

Please advise Annette if you need dinner on the evening of arrival. Dinner is between 17.30 and 18.30.

Having made a booking with the college please advise the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price, email: fieldmeetings@britishlichensociety.org.uk or by post to Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP.


The meeting will run from the evening of Saturday 11th when we will gather after dinner for an introductory meeting. We vacate the accommodation first thing on the Saturday 18th.

Further details of the programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.


The Skye: Mallaig to Armadale car ferry arrives on Skye 3.5 km south of the college.

See https://www.calmac.co.uk/ for ferry details.
Mallaig can be reached by rail from Glasgow and Fort William.


Relevant Maps

OS Explorer Leisure 1: 25,000 - OS Explorer - 412 - Skye - Sleat

OS Explorer Leisure 1: 25,000 - OS Explorer - 411 - Skye - Cuillin Hills

OS Landranger - 32 - South Skye & Cuillin Hills

BGS 1:50,000 – Scotland 071E – Kyle of Lochalsh – bedrock and superficial deposits

BGS 1:50,000 – Scotland 071W - Broadford – bedrock and superficial deposits

BGS 1:50,000 – Scotland 061 - Arisaig – bedrock and superficial deposits

BGS 1:25000 – Classic Area 48 – Skye Central Complex