18 July 2023
A mudflow on the banks of Loch Broom in northern Scotland
Heavy rainfall in northern Scotland has triggered an interesting mudflow on the banks of Loch Broom of Wester Ross in northern Scotland, near to Ullapool. The landslide was captured by a crew member from Shearwater Cruises , a local tourist boat operator. Two videos have been posted to Facebook. Unfortunately, WordPress won’t allow me to embed them, but the image below is a still from one of the clips:
The Ross-shire Journal has a brief article about the landslide, but it adds little. The landslide appears to be in the vicinity of [57.880, -5.166], near to Alltnaharrie.
Hopefully the British Geological Survey will seek to track this one down, so more information should be available in due course. This is a favourite area of Scotland, so I’ll need to find the time to make a trip up there.