“North of Scotland's hidden gem”
“Brilliant and it's free”
Free entry to the Shelley CollectionOne of the largest private collections of rocks from all over the world.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.