In the quarry in Spittal the Caithness flagstone from the Devonian period is exposed. The quarry is known for its fossil fish. The fish only occur in specifuc layers with a characteristic colour. The trick is to only split the correct rocks.
A second (old) quarry called Achanarras is closeby. For the first qiarry you must ask for permission first, the old quarry is free accessible. Please follow the Scottish Fossil.Code on your visit.
In Spittal you can visit a local fossil museum.
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Spittal is located in northeast Scotland. The quarry is signposted in the village.
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Museum: Archie Sinclair Fossil Centre
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