Stone in Scotland is the latest in a series of publications describing stone resources in different parts of the world. This volume catalogues the stone resources of a country often referred to as 'a nation of stone' and once a major producer and exporter - sending granite, sandstone and flagstone around the world.
The rich diversity of Scotland's geology has strongly influenced the diversity of its built heritage, and in a nation with such a long history and distinctive culture there is an increasing need for a modern understanding and reassessment of its stone resources. This book reinforces the links between the natural environment and society at a time when sustainable management of resources must be considered alongside planning for development.
This unique reference to the stone resources of Scotland and their geotechnical characteristics should not only appeal to those interested in preserving and promoting Scotland's natural and built heritage, but also be useful for future assessment, exploitation and economic regeneration of a widespread and diverse national resource.