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12 May 2023 @ 2:00 pm
15 May 2023 @ 12:00 pm
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Leader: Con Gillen

Field days: Friday (afternoon)/ Saturday/ Sunday/ Monday (morning)

In the south of the island, we will see Carboniferous, Permo-Carboniferous and Palaeogene igneous rocks (lavas, bedded ash with bombs and fossil wood, sills, dykes, vents, mantle xenoliths). We will go to Kilchattan to inspect the unusual columnar-jointed sandstone. In the north of the island, we will see Dalradian slates, schists and grits, exhibiting folding and sedimentary structures, along with the Highland Boundary Fault and Highland Border Complex (Loch Fad Conglomerate, Ordovician).

The terrain involves coastal and inland footpaths and some rough beach walking, with some bracken and long grass.

Accommodation will be dinner, bed & breakfast in the Glenburn Hotel, Rothesay; transport will be in shared cars.

Please contact the residential excursions secretary Roy Bryce at restrips@gsocg.org if you are interested in coming.