Lochranza District

Lochranza District
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Hutton's Unconformity at Newton Point. Red Devonian sandstone, dipping out to sea, rests unconformably on greenish Cambrian schist, dipping inland. (Photo: W. Gray)

 

 

The area around Lochranza displays a variety of interesting geological formations: Dalradian schists along the coast to the east and west of the village, Hutton's classic unconformity at Newton Point and Permian sandstones and breccias at the Cock of Arran.

An excursion itinerary for this site, prepared by J.G. MacDonald in 2015, can be found here.

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 69
OS Grid Reference: NR 930507
Latitude: 55.7
Longitude: -5.3