A Guide to the Geology of Islay, Jura and Colonsay


A Guide to the Geology of Islay, Jura and Colonsay, Volume 2, written by David Webster, Roger Anderton and Alasdair Skelton and published by Ringwood Publishing, is now available. This is a  companion volume to A Guide to the Geology of Islay, originally published in 2015, which describes twelve geological excursions on Islay.

This new volume contains six excursions on Jura, three on Colonsay and a further four on Islay, that help tell the fascinating story of the islands’ geological past from 2 billion years ago to the Ice Age. The geology of each excursion is explained at an introductory level with maps and photographs, and the walks range from leisurely rambles to more demanding treks and sea-kayak expeditions.

The book can be ordered on the Ringwood website.

A revised edition of the original guide is also available. This has some updates and improvements to key excursions and a revised geological framework section. You can order both volumes at a special price on the Ringwood website.