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'The Old Red'
9 September 2017

Old Red Hugh Miller Legacy Conference
9-10 September in the Victoria Hall

This two-day meeting is being convened by ‘The Friends of Hugh Miller’ in Cromarty on the Black Isle. The content is aimed at everyone in the general public who is inspired by the natural world. It will appeal to all those interested in fossils, geology, landscape, Miller’s writing, and Scottish history and culture. The theme "The Old Red: Hugh Miller's Geological Legacy," and the wide range of talks will show how Miller’s 19th C geological contributions, and observations of the natural world still have relevance in the 21st C

We are very pleased that we have been able to secure keynote speakers from today’s literary and scientific realms. Professor John Long will enlighten us on the most recent research revealing one of the fundamentals of evolution as witnessed by Devonian fossil fishes, while Dr Mike Taylor and Prof Ralph O’Connor will share their re-appraisal of Miller’s seminal work “The Old Red Sandstone” which is now being prepared for re-publication.