Blairskaith Quarry

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Time: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Type: Excursion

Description
 
Joint excursion with the Edinburgh Geological Society
 
Leader: Dr Neil Clark
 
Blairskaith Quarry is set into the southfacing slopes of Blairskaith Muir between Torrance and Milngavie. A brick-clay pit abandoned since the late 1970s, it is significant for both its abundant extinct fossils and habitats supporting a variety of plant and animal life, with large shallow pools of water that last throughout the year and some well-drained lime-rich soils. The quarry is a Local Nature Conservation Site.
 
Following our time at the quarry we will head to the Torrance Inn for an evening meal.
 
 
 
Pricing/ Booking Information

£30 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. There will be an additional charge, payable on the day, for the meal at the Torrance Inn (£16.50 for two courses or £19.50 for three courses).

Additional Information

Leaving Gregory Building at 9:00, returning at 19:00, travelling by coach