The society runs a bookshop which stocks a large selection of geology books and which is open after the society’s indoor meetings to allow members to browse and make purchases. The following are some of the most popular titles in the bookshop’s stock.

The Madeira and Fife and Angus field guides can be purchased by post from the society; instructions for doing this are given after the details of the guides.

If you have any enquiries about the bookshop, please email the society at: books@gsocg.org.

Recent Addition

The Geology of Eigg (2nd edition)

J.D. Hudson, A.D. Miller, A. Allwright

Edinburgh Geological Society

ISBN: 978-0-904440-16-4
Paperback Published: 2016
Retail Price: £7.50
Members’ Price: £6.00

You can find out more about this book here.

The Geology of Eigg (2nd edition)

Field Guides

An Excursion Guide to the Moine: Geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland

Rob Strachan, Ian Alsop, Clark Friend, Suzanne Miller

National Museums Scotland

ISBN: 978-1-905267-33-0
Paperback Published: 2010
Retail Price: £17.99
Members’ Price: £14.40

A Field Guide to the Geology of Madeira

C.J. Burton, J.G. MacDonald

Geological Society of Glasgow

ISBN: 978-0-902892-11-8
Paperback Published: 2008
Retail Price: £10.00
Members’ Price: £8.00

You can find out more about this book here. If you would like to purchase it, please email the society at: books@gsocg.org.

A Field Guid to the Geology of Madeira

Supplement to Madeira guide

Since the publication of this guide in 2008, the need has arisen to update some of the information contained in it. The great storm of February 2010 changed some of the topography, including the area of Porto da Cruz, and in the same year a new geological map of the island was published along with a revision of the stratigraphy. These and other alterations and additions are reflected in a supplement to the guide, which was up-to-date as of May 2018. (This supplement replaces an earlier supplement that was published in June 2016.) The new supplement includes a revision of the stratigraphy, an additional excursion itinerary and updated information about other excursions.The supplement can be viewed and downloaded here.

A Geological Excursion Guide to the North-west Highlands of Scotland

Kathryn M. Goodenough, Maarten Krabbendam (eds.)
National Museums Scotland

ISBN: 978-1-905267-53-3
Paperback Published: 2011
Retail Price: £15.99
Members’ Price: £13.00

A Guide to the Geology of Islay

D. Webster, R. Anderton, A. Skelton

Ringwood Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-901514-16-2
Paperback Published: 2015
Retail Price: £14.99
Members’ Price: £12.50

Geology of Islay

Fife and Angus Geology (3rd edition)

A.R. MacGregor
Pentland Press

ISBN: 978-1-85821-353-8
Paperback Published: 1996
Retail Price: £12.50
Members’ Price: £9.50

This book is now out of print, but the bookshop still has some copies in stock. If you would like to purchase it, please email the society at: books@gsocg.org.

How to Read the Landscape

R. Yarham
A & C Black

ISBN: 978-1-408123-62-1
Paperback Published: 2010
Retail Price: £9.99
Members’ Price: £8.25

 

A Photographic Guide to Shetland’s Geology

D. Malcolm, R.R. Barton

Shetland Times Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-904746-97-3
Paperback Published: 2015
Retail Price: £15.99
Members’ Price: £12.80

A Photographic Guide to Shetland’s Geology

‘A Landscape Fashioned by Geology’ Series (SNH)

Moray and Caithness

Clive Auton, Jon Merritt, Kathryn Goodenough

Scottish Natural Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-85397-609-4
Paperback Published: 2011
Retail Price: £7.95
Members’ Price: £6.55

Mull and Iona

David Stephenson

Scottish Natural Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-85397-423-6
Paperback Published: 2005
Retail Price: £4.95
Members’ Price: $4.95

Northeast Scotland

Jon Merritt, Graham Leslie

Scottish Natural Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-85397-521-9
Paperback Published: 2011
Retail Price: £7.95
Members’ Price: £6.55

Northwest Highlands

John Mendum, John Merritt, Alan McKirdy

Scottish Natural Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-85397-139-6
Paperback Published: 2001
Retail Price: £6.95
Members’ Price: £6.00

Southwest Scotland

Andrew McMillan, Phil Stone

Scottish Natural Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-85397-520-2
Paperback Published: 2008
Retail Price: £4.95
Members’ Price: £4.95

‘British Regional Geology Series’ (BGS)

The Midland Valley of Scotland (3rd edition)

I.B. Cameron, D. Stephenson

British Geological Survey

ISBN: 978-0-11-884365-2
Paperback Published: 1985
Retail Price: £9.00
Members’ Price: £7.50

The Palaeogene Volcanic Districts of Scotland (4th edition)

C.H. Emeleus, B.R. Bell

British Geological Survey

ISBN: 978-0-852725-19-1
Paperback Published: 2005
Retail Price: £18.00
Members’ Price: £15.00

Dunedin Press Publications

Amber: Tears of the Gods

Neil Clark

Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 978-1-906716-17-2
Paperback Published: 2010
Retail Price: £12.00
Members’ Price: £10.00

Introducing Mineralogy

J. Mason

Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 978-1-78046 028-4
Paperback Published: 2014
Retail Price: £14.99
Members’ Price: £12.50

Introducing Sedimentology

S. Jones

Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 978-1-78046-017-8
Paperback Published: 2015
Retail Price: £14.99
Members’ Price: £12.50

Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts

G. Park

Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 978-1-906716-26-4
Paperback Published: 2012
Retail Price: £14.99
Members’ Price: £12.50

Introducing the Planets and their Moons

P. Cattermole

Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 978-1-78046-029-1
Paperback Published: 2014
Retail Price: £9.99
Members’ Price: £8.50

Other Titles

James Hutton: the Founder of Modern Geology (2nd edition)

D. B. McIntyre, A. McKirdy

National Museums Scotland

ISBN: 978-1-905267-73-6
Paperback Published: 2012
Retail Price: £9.99
Members’ Price: £7.50

Minerals of Scotland – Past and Present

Alec Livingstone

National Museums Scotland

ISBN: 978-1-901663-46-4
Paperback Published: 2003
Retail Price: £35.00
Members’ Price: £15.00

Scotland’s Beginnings: Scotland Through Time

M.A. Taylor, A.C. Kitchener

National Museums Scotland

ISBN: 978-1-901663-26-6
Paperback Published: 2002
Retail Price: £8.99
Members’ Price: £7.42

Scottish Gold

Neil D.L. Clark

Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1906000-26-4
Paperback Published: 2014
Retail Price: £14.99
Members’ Price: £10.00

The Birth of Ben Nevis

Noel Williams (ed.)

Lochaber Geopark

ISBN: 978-0-9565369-0-7
Paperback Published: 2010
Retail Price: £4.95
Members’ Price: £4.95

The Lie of the Land: An Under-the-Field Guide to the British Isles

Ian Vince

Pan

ISBN: 978-0-330-53539-7
Paperback Published: 2011
Retail Price: £8.99
Members’ Price: £8.25

Out-of-print Titles

The following two books, which were published by the society, are now out of print and no longer available from the society. However, you may be able to find used copies for sale on the internet.

An Excursion Guide to the Geology of the Isle of Skye

B.R. Bell, J.W. Harris

Geological Society of Glasgow

ISBN: 0-902892-08-8
Paperback Published: 1986

Macgregor's Excursion Guide to the Geology of Arran (3rd edition)

M. Macgregor, J.G. MacDonald, A. Herriot

Geological Society of Glasgow

ISBN: 0-902892-07-X
Paperback Published: 1983

Purchase of Books

With the exception of the out-of-print Skye and Arran excursion guides, the above books can be purchased at the society’s indoor meetings. If you cannot manage to a meeting, or would like to make a purchase before the next meeting, we suggest that you place an order with your local bookshop or the university bookshop. The Madeira and Fife and Angus field guides are not available through bookshops, but they can be purchased directly from the society; instructions for doing this are given after the details of the guides.