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Talk – Building Stones of Inverness
October 11, 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00Free
Talk on Building Stones of Inverness by Andy Moffat.
Andy Moffat is a retired graduate petroleum geologist. Having worked in the oil and gas exploration drilling industry for nearly 42 years on UK and international drilling operations. Mostly working on onshore and offshore drilling rigs as a wellsite geologist on a variety of hydrocarbon prospects ranging from potential sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic reservoirs. More recently, office based onshore, first as a senior operations geologist and then subsurface team leader in Baku.
Andy lives in Scotland (Strathpeffer) maintaining a strong geological interest particularly on the geology of the Highlands and Shetland while retaining occasional connections to the oil industry, especially now the industry is diversifying into geothermal energy and subsurface carbon sequestration where the need for geologists and drilling remains.
The talk will cover the street geology of Inverness following the first known survey of the building stones of Inverness in July 1996 by Sinclair Ross, the former chair of the Highland Geological Society. While the buildings and rocks fortunately have largely remained unchanged since then, the names of many of the premises have. In the last few years, the Highland Geol Soc decided to update and expand Sinclair’s work. Latterly, this work has been undertaken by Dave Longstaff and Andy Moffat. Due to constant changes to the names of retail outlets etc., this work is ongoing.