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Sunday, 2 October 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Joint excursion with the Geologists’ Association

Leaders: Dr Chris Burton & Dr Simon Cuthbert

The Geologists’ Association (in London) are visiting Glasgow for a “behind the scenes” visit to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. They have asked that we assist them with organising a local field trip and we have suggested a joint trip to Balmaha to examine the Highland Border Complex which here has great diversity in lithologies.  We will also examine both the Lower and Upper Old Red Sandstone rocks with a view to determining the nature of their accumulation and provenance.

Their group size is normally 20 to 25, comprising older/retired adults with a keen interest in geology, although varied levels of knowledge. We think this would be a good opportunity to meet some fellow enthusiasts.

Could you please note that the original plan to have high tea in the Oak Tree Inn has had to be cancelled? (The inn will be too busy to cater for our group because of a festival taking place in Balmaha on the weekend of the excursion.)

There will be no charge for this excursion.

Meet Geologists’ Association group in Forestry Commission car park at Balmaha at 10:00.

This excursion is now fully booked.