Orkney – a field excursion

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From: Fannin, Nigel G.T. Edinburgh Geological Society field excursion Orkney May 1991 (unpublished)

Golspie, Holm, Northern Highlands – an excursion

Locality 1 Berridale (ND 120 225)

Locality 2 Achanarras (ND 150 544)

Locality 3 Sandside Bay (NC 958 660)

Skerry of Ness, Warebeth, Skara Brae, Hill Of Cruaday, Orkney – an excursion

Locality 1 Skerry Of Ness (HY 257 078) to Warebeth (HY 236 086)

Locality 2 Skara Brae (HY 231 188)

Locality 3 Hill Of Cruaday (HY 246 217)

Geo of Inganess, Point of Buckquoy, Whitaloo Point, Orkney – an excursion

Locality 1 Geo of Inganess (HY 219 413) to Borwick (HY 220 167)

Locality 2 Point of Buckquoy (HY 247 283) to Broch Of Birsay (HY 240 285)

Locality 3 Whitaloo Point (HY 261 281)

Locality 4 Earl's Palace (HY 247 277)

Island of Hoy, Orkney – an excursion

Locality 1 Rackwick (ND 996 198) to Old Man of Hoy (HY 176 008)

Locality 2 Rackwick (ND 198 990) to Too of the Head (ND 190 988)

Locality 3 Rackwick Bay (ND 200 988)

Locality 4 Moss Of Whitestanes (ND 215 995)

Locality 5 Dwarfie Stane (HY 244 005)

Locality 6 Mo Ness (HY 246 040)

Sarsquoy, Mill Sound, Dingieshowe and Taracliff Bay to Newark Bay – an excursion

Locality 1 Sarsquoy (HY 500 097)

Locality 2 Mill Sand (HY 517 080)

Locality 3 Dingieshowe (HY 550 035)

Locality 4 Taracliff Bay (HY 554 034) to Newark Bay (HY 568 038)

Locality 5 Point Of Ayre (HY 591 038) to Greenigeo Taing (HY 592 042)

Locality 6 Tommy Tiffy (HY 591 050)

Locality 7 Gearsan (HY 595 078)

Locality 8 Highland Park Distillery (HY 452 095)

Island of Eday, Orkney – an excursion

Locality 1 Fersness Bay (HY 534 338) to Sands Of Mussetter (HY 544 333)

Locality 2 Bay of Newark (HY 554 364) to Greenan Nev (HY 550 370)

Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm to Hoxa, Orkney – an excursion

Locality 1 Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm (HY488 086)

Locality 2 Echnaloch, Burray (ND 475 966)

Locality 3 Burray Links (ND 486 974)

Locality 4 Ayre Of Cara (ND 478 952)

Locality 5 Barthwick (ND 434 865) to The Kist (ND 434 870)

Locality 6 Ossi Taing (ND463 865) to Wind Wick (ND 457 870)

Locality 7 Sand Wick (ND 428 892)

Locality 8 Hoxa (ND 421 942)

Selected references

BROWN, J.F. 1975. Potassium-Argon evidence of a Permian age for the camptonite dykes of Orkney. Scott. J. Geol. 11(3).

CRAMPTON, C.B. and CARRUTHERS, R.G. 1914. The Geology of Caithness. Mem. Geol. Surv. Scotland. HMSO.

FANNIN, N.G.T. 1969. Stromatolites from the Middle Old Red Sandstone of western Orkney. Geol. Mag. 106,77-88.

FANNIN, N.G.T. 1970. The sedimentary environment of the Old Red Sandstone of Western Orkney. PhD thesis, University of Reading unpublished.

FLETT, J.S. 1898. The Old Red Sandstone of the Orkneys. Trans. R. Soc. Edinb. 39, 383-424. 1900. The Trap Dykes of the Orkneys. Trans. R. Soc. Edinb. 39, 865-905.

FLETT, J.S. 1920. The Submarine Contours around the Orkneys. Trans. Edinb. Geol. Soc. 11, 42-49

GALLAGHER, M.J., MICHIE, U. McL., SMITH, R.T. and HAYNES, L. 1971. New evidence of uranium mineralisation in Scotland. Trans. Inst. Min. Met. 80, B150-173.

GOODIER, R. (Editor) 1975. The Natural Environment of Orkney. Nature Conservancy Council.

HALLIDAY, A.M., McALPINE, A. and MITCHELL, J.C. 1977. The age of the Hoy Lavas, Orkney. Scott. J. Geol. 13, 43-52.

KELLOCK, E. 1969. Alkaline basic igneous rocks in the Orkneys. Scott. J. Geol. 5, 140-153.

MILES, R.S. and WESTOLL, T.S. 1963. Two Genera of Coccosteid Arthrodira from the Middle Old Red Sandstone of Scotland and their stratigraphical. Distribution. Trans. R. Soc. Edinb. 66, 179-210.

MYKURA, W. with contributions by D. FLINN and F. MAY. 1976. Orkney and Shetland. British Regional Geology. Geol. Surv.

NATURE CONSERVANCY COUNCIL, 1978. Orkney. Localities of geological and geomophological importance pp 1-47.

PEACH, B.N. and HORNE, J. 1880. The glaciation of the Orkney Islands. Q.J1. Geol. Soc. 36, 648-663.

RICHARDSON, J.B. 1965. Middle Old Red Sandstone Spore assemblages from the Orcadian basin, north-east Scotland. Palaeontology, 7, 559-605.

RIDGWAY, J.M. 1974. Sedimentology and Palaeogeography of the Eday Group, Middle Old Red Sandstone, Orkney. PhD Thesis, London University (unpublished)

TREWIN, N.H. 1976. Correlation of the Achanarras and Sandwick Fish Beds, Middle Old Red Sandstone, Scotland. Scott. J. Geol. 12, pp 205-208.

TREWIN, N.H. 1986. Palaeoecology and sedimentology of the Achanarras Fish Bed of the Middle Old Red Sandstone, Scotland. Trans. Roy. Soc Edinburgh. Earth Science. 77, 21-46.

WILSON, G.V. EDWARDS, W., KNOX, J., JONES, R.C.B. and STEPHENS, J.V. 1935. The Geology of the Orkneys. Mem. Geol. Surv. Gt. Br.

Maps

Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Topo Sheets 5,6,7,11,12,and 17.

Geological Survey 1 inch to 4 inches, Sheet 3 (Orkney). This map appears also in a pocket in the Orkney Memoir (Wilson et. al. 1935.).