Volcano is "spewing glass" over Scotland
Posted on 4:24pm Friday 27th May 2011
Volcano is “spewing glass” over Scotland
Photographs of volcanic glass particles that fell on Scotland and are thought to have come from Iceland were released yesterday.
The images of the fragments, discovered on a car windscreen in Aberdeen, were taken using an electron microscope.
Scientists said it was “highly likely” the tiny particles – the largest of which is 0.03mm wide - came from the Grimsvotn volcano, which began erupting on Saturday.
Samples found in Lerwick matched the particles taken from the car.
The ash cloud led to travel misery for air passengers this week when it caused flights to be cancelled.