Geology of the Aberfoyle district: Quaternary
|This topic provides a summary of the geology of the Aberfoyle district – covered by the British Geological Survey. 1:50k geological map sheet 38E (Scotland).
Authors: C W Thomas, A M Aitken, E A Pickett, J R Mendum, E K Hyslop, M G Petterson, D Ball, E Burt, B Chacksfield, N Golledge and G Tanner (BGS).
The Quaternary deposits and landforms of the western Forth and upper Clyde areas, straddled by Sheet 38E, are some of the finest in Scotland and are of international importance. They provide a detailed record of glacial and postglacial environmental change, including sea level rise and fall due to eustatic and isostatic processes, from the Late Pleistocene through to the Holocene (Smith 1993; Sutherland 1993).
- Smith, D E. 1993. Western Forth Valley. 456–463 in Quaternary of Scotland. Gordon, J E, and Sutherland, D G, (editors). Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 6. (London: Chapman & Hall.)
- Sutherland, D G. 1993. Western Highland Boundary. 435–474 in Quaternary of Scotland. Gordon, J E, and Sutherland, D G, (editors). Geological Conservation Review Series, No. 6. (London: Chapman & Hall.)