Twechar Geological Information Board

Site Location

OS Grid Reference: NS 700753

Latitude: 55.952

Longitude: -4.087


Four members of Strathclyde Geoconservation Group devised interpretation boards explaining the geology and landscape evolution of the Campsie Fells – Kelvin valley area,  with East Dunbartonshire Council providing graphic design and funding support.  The Twechar geological information board is beside the Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre in Twechar, off the Main Street. This panel relates the underlying geology to the area’s mining history and the landscape, with igneous rocks forming the higher ground and sandstones and shales under the River Kelvin floodplain.

At the official press launch at Twechar on Thursday 24 April 2014, Councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of East Dunbartonshire Council said he was pleased that the area’s geological significance was being promoted by the Council and Strathclyde Geoconservation Group working together. Local school children enjoyed learning about some of the geological secrets beneath their feet.

An image of the Twechar board can be viewed and downloaded.   Additional geological information boards covering the same area can also be viewed at the car park on Crow Road near Lennoxtown.

A geological information board describing the geology and landscape evolution of the Campsie Fells.