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10 December 2015

Landslides triggered by Storm Desmond in the UK last weekend

Storm Desmond brought record-breaking rainfall to Cumbria and Scotland this weekend, causing extensive landsliding across a large area.

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6 November 2012

The most beautiful landslide on Earth? The Quiraing landslide on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

A brief description of one of the most beautiful landslides on Earth – the Quiraing (Quirang) on Skye in north-western Scotland.

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30 June 2012

The train derailment on the West Highland line on Thursday

The Daily Mail has a set of images of the train derailed by a landslide on Thursday on the West Highland line in Scotland

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29 June 2012

Railway landslides in the UK yesterday

Intense rainfall brought by thunderstorms triggered multiple landslides on the UK rail network yesterday

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21 February 2012

A round-up of recent UK landslide events of interest

A round-up of recent landslide news stories from the UK

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11 July 2011

Landslides and golf

Dave briefly reviews two landslides that disrupted the Scottish Open Golf tournament in Inverness over the weekend.

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2 May 2011

Wildfire at Liathach in Torridon

A brief description of a wildfire in Torridon, Scotland, over the weekend.

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19 November 2009

Surely the most over-the-top headline of the year!

Various daily newspapers in the UK are reporting on the Pennan landslide situation (more of which below). However first prize in the hysterical over-reaction category (the British tabloids pride themselves in their ability to out-do each other in this class) goes to the Mirror for this headline: Unbelievable! Meanwhile, back in the real world, the residents of the village have now been advised to leave the village for a week …

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17 November 2009

Threat of another landslide at Pennan, the site of the film “Local Hero”

The film Local Hero was released in 1983, having been filmed in the village of Pennan, near Aberdeen in NE Scotland. In my view it is one of the best films of the 1980’s – understated, beautiful and genuinely funny, with a very strong environmental message. The village at Pennan has become something of an attraction as a result but, located so far from the beaten track, it has never …

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Threat of another landslide at Pennan, the site of the film "Local Hero"

The film Local Hero was released in 1983, having been filmed in the village of Pennan, near Aberdeen in NE Scotland. In my view it is one of the best films of the 1980’s – understated, beautiful and genuinely funny, with a very strong environmental message. The village at Pennan has become something of an attraction as a result but, located so far from the beaten track, it has never …

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