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Bathgate Hills

Saturday, 8 September 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Leader: Dr  Con Gillen

We will start at Beecraigs visitor centre to see a dyke and Carboniferous Limestone. Next is Cairnpapple Hill and the Knock (lavas, sill, limestone and mineralization) via Witch Craig geology wall. Then on to Petershill Reserve (fossiliferous reef limestone). If there is time, we will also visit East Kirkton quarry to see oil shales and limestones (SSSI, no hammering or collecting). Return to Bathgate for toilets, then head home to Glasgow.

Leaflets: Petershill, Witchcraig Wall, East Kirkton, from EGS website

£20 deposit. This is set at a level to recover the anticipated costs of the trip. A small financial adjustment may be made on the bus on the day of the trip.

Leaving Gregory Building at 9:00, returning at 18:00, travelling by coach