“North of Scotland's hidden gem”
Exhibition and shop displaying minerals, fossils and North Highland rocks.
“Brilliant and it's free”
Mineral, Fossil and Geology Exhibits
Free entry to the Shelley CollectionOne of the largest private collections of rocks from all over the world.
Geology ExhibitionThe Geology Room illustrates the Geology of the Highlands. The development of Scotland from Archaean times to the opening of the Atlantic Ocean 65 million years ago and has a display of hundreds of rock types from all over the highlands as well as a Diarama and a Geological Relief Map of Assynt in west Sutherland. Our external display is available to view outwith opening times. It consists of large rock specimens from all over the Highlands.
Mineral ExhibitionThe Mineral Collection has a colourful array of Minerals and Crystals (Agates, Amethysts and Gemstones) from all around the world. Particular attention should be drawn to the Fluorites and Haematites from northern England and the Norwegian specimens are of special interest.
Fossil ExhibitionThe Fossil Room shows the evolution of living organisms from Stromatolites to Mammals in British and worldwide specimens. A beautiful group of Dorset Ammonites and a fine Mosasaur Jaw from Morocco recalls the age of the Reptiles.
Gift ShopThe shop has gifts made from local and Scottish stone in our workshop at Sutherland Stonework. There are clocks, barometers, lamps, bookends, vases, small trinkets and some truly unique gifts.
Orcadian Stone Company is on the main A9 road in the middle of Golspie Main Street, KW10 6RH.
Golspie is 50 miles north of the Highland capital, Inverness.
We are located just one mile south of Dunrobin Castle.