Aberfoyle District

Aberfoyle District

The Highland Border Complex as displayed at Lime Craig Quarry, north-east of Aberfoyle. The limestone crag on the skyline belongs to the Lower Ordovician (Floian stage) Dounans assemblage, while the conglomerate exposure below it belongs to the Lower Devonian. (Photo: W Gray)


The themes in this region are: the relationships between the Dalradian block and the Midland Valley; some details of the structure and stratigraphy of the Highland Border Complex; recumbent folding in Upper Dalradian rocks.

The features that can be examined include: serpentinites, serpentinite breccias, fossiliferous limestones, unconformity, conglomerates; Aberfoyle Grits and Slates, grading, bedding-cleavage relationships, recumbent fold.

An excursion itinerary for this site can be found here.

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 57
OS Grid Reference: NN 520015
Latitude: 56.18
Longitude: -4.39