Excursions

During the summer months, the society runs day excursions and longer residential excursions. These field trips are open to members only. (If you would like to join the society, please refer to our Membership page.) All field trip attendees must be familiar with the society's fieldwork code.

If you have any queries regarding the excursions, please email the day excursion secretary or the residential excursion secretary. We look forward to meeting you on the excursions!

Morvern & Ardgour, Lochaber

Start: Friday, 21 April 2017 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 24 April 2017 | 12:00PM
We will see a fascinating variety of rocks covering a huge span of geological time, ranging from the Moine to the Palaeogene. We will also see rocks from the Ordovician, Silurian, Carboniferous, Triassic and Jurassic periods.

Morvern & Ardgour, Lochaber

Start: Friday, 5 May 2017 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 8 May 2017 | 12:00PM
We will see a fascinating variety of rocks covering a huge span of geological time, ranging from the Moine to the Palaeogene. We will also see rocks from the Ordovician, Silurian, Carboniferous, Triassic and Jurassic periods.

Kilewnan Burn and Dunmore from Fintry village

Date: Saturday, 3 June 2017 | 9:00AM
We shall be looking at the igneous rocks of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation, the Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Clyde Sandstone Formation and the Ballagan Beds.

Tyndrum/Glen Orchy

Date: Saturday, 10 June 2017 | 9:00AM
A visit to the former lead mine near Tyndrum followed by a trip to Glen Orchy to examine outcrops of Dalradian rocks

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017 | 10:30AM
A guided tour of the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre in Nitshill

Comrie including Highland Boundary Fault and Earthquake House

Date: Saturday, 22 July 2017 | 9:00AM
We will examine beautifully exposed examples of contact metamorphic changes to the Dalradian Aberfoyle slate adjacent to a late Caledonian diorite intrusion, the Comrie pluton at Craig More.

Little Glen Shee, Dunkeld

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017 | 9:00AM
An opportunity to examine Dalradian rocks (slates and grits of the Southern Highland Group) and structures related to the Tay Nappe

Solway coast - Southerness to Powillimount

Date: Saturday, 19 August 2017 | 9:00AM
In this easy coastal walk we will examine sedimentary structures formed during the Early Carboniferous, the consequent changes of the flora and fauna, and tectonic structures imposed during the Late Carboniferous.
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