Lochranza District

Toilets Public Transport Paths Refreshments Parking Public Access

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 69

OS Grid Reference: NR 930507

Latitude: 55.7

Longitude: -5.3

Lochranza: Hutton's Unconformity

Hutton's Unconformity at Newton Point. Red Devonian sandstone, dipping out to sea, rests unconformably on greenish Cambrian schist, dipping inland. (Photo: W. Gray)

 

 

The area around Lochranza displays a variety of interesting geological formations: Dalradian schists along the coast to the east and west of the village, Hutton's classic unconformity at Newton Point and Permian sandstones and breccias at the Cock of Arran.

An excursion itinerary for this site, prepared by J.G. MacDonald in 2015, can be found here.

Dalradian schists, Hutton's classic unconformity and Permian sandstones and breccias.