'The Old Man of Storr.'
On Skye's Trotternish Peninsula the pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr gives a dramatic touch to the landscape. Its geological history is no less dramatic. As most of northern Skye, the Old Man consists of lava that welled up from the earth as The Atlantic Ocean opened up and Western Europe and America started to drift apart 60 millions years ago. On the eastern edge of the Trotternish peninsula parts of the formed lava sheet tumbled down in massive landslides, creating jagged peaks such as the Old Man. Photo Mick Palarczyk.