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Offline richardg

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Isle of Rum / Rhum
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:59:28 pm »
Hi does anyone know of any caves or speleological features in any sandstone or limestone on the Isle of Rum / Rhum

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 08:03:00 pm »
Not on Rhum, but there are a couple on nearby Eigg. Been to Cave of Frances, also known as Massacre Cave. Low entrance leads into large chamber. The story goes that there was a feud in the 16th Century between the MacLeods and the MacDonalds. There was a raid by the MacLeods so the entire population of the island (about 400 MacDonalds) went and hid in this cave. After three days the MacLeods eventually found them, lit fires in the entrance to smoke them out. They all suffocated. Having been in the cave I'd have thought that with 400 crammed in there for three days they'd have suffocated anyway, apart from those near the entrance.

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 07:04:37 pm »
According to Tony Oldham's 'Caves of Scotland'; quote: Marked on OS map, Bagh na h-Uamha, Bay of Caves, ref. NC421972. Also Allt Mor na h-Uamha and Allt na h-Uamha.

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 12:49:15 pm »
Thank you Trogger and Phizz.....

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 05:49:25 pm »
Interesting post.. There is a lot if interesting limestone to explore, on the monah plateau....

Back there again in November rich?

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 11:18:19 pm »
Maybe I'm missing something here, but I didnt think there was any limestone on Rum.

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 07:31:12 am »
"The age and structural setting of limestone and basalt on the main ring fault of south-east Rhum Inner Hebrides Scotland."
http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/9348/

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Re: Isle of Rum / Rhum
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 11:53:59 am »
That's quite a minimal bit of limestone though!

http://i.imgur.com/pIlKRzk.jpg