Scotland is prone to mild earthquakes. On December 26th 2006 the Borders town of Dumfries experienced a 10 seconds, 3.5 magnitude tremor at 10.45am. There appears to have occurred little damage.

The Highlands of Scotland are prone to earthquakes:

  • Shieldaig in Wester Ross recorded a quake of 3.1 early 2006
  • Comrie in Perthshire is known as the “Shakey Toun” because it sits on the Highland Boundary Fault and has records of quakes dating back to 1788. The town’s Royal Hotel serves a beer called “Earthquake Ale“.
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