Heads of Ayr

Heads of Ayr

Heads of Ayr from Dunure. (Photo: ayrshirescotland.com)



The theme of this site is a large deeply-eroded volcanic vent of Lower Carboniferous age.

The features that can be examined include: faulted contacts between Lower Devonian lavas and Upper Devonian sediments; contacts between Upper Devonian sediments and Carboniferous Cementstone strata; bedded and unbedded pyroclastic rocks, cut by small intrusions of monchiquitic-basalt and analcime-basalt; Carboniferous Passage Group sediments and lavas; Palaeogene dykes.

An excursion itinerary for this site can be found here.

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 70
OS Grid Reference: NS 270150
Latitude: 55.43
Longitude: -4.71
Ayr (4 miles)