Alan Garner sparks with flint, the stone that has enabled human civilisation. Read more
Alan Garner sparks with flint, the stone that has enabled human civilisation.
The writer Sara Maitland conjures with Lewisian gneiss, two-thirds the age of the earth.
North Sea Oil and Gas
Esther Woolfson contrasts Aberdeen, the 'Granite City', with its oil and gas industry.
Gypsum and Alabaster
Archaeologist Rose Ferraby gets to grips with gypsum, the key mineral in plaster.
Poet Fiona Hamilton contrasts clay's different states, before and after it's baked hard.