References, Palaeogene volcanic districts of Scotland

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Emeleus, C H, and Bell, B R. 2005. British regional geology: The Palaeogene volcanic districts of Scotland. Fourth edition. Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey.

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British Geological Survey holds most of the references listed below, and copies may be obtained via the library service subject to copyright legislation (contact libuser@bgs.ac.uk for details).The library catalogue is available at: http://envirolib.apps.nerc.ac.uk/olibcgi N.B. For a list of additional earlier references the reader is referred to Richey (1961).

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British Geological Survey publications[edit]

BGS publishes a range of maps, books and reports, which are listed in our current catalogue. We also maintain a large number of digital databases; information on these is summarised in Britain beneath our feet (2004).This book and the BGS catalogue are available on request and can be accessed online.The BGS website at www.bgs.ac.uk gives access to our online shop and enquiry service, as well as some of our databases, including the Lexicon of Named Rock Units, National Archive of Geological Photographs and the BGS library catalogue.

Some maps and books of particular relevance to this area are listed below.


British Regional Geology[edit]

Geology of Northern Ireland — our natural foundation 2004

Grampian Highlands 1995 Midland Valley of Scotland 1985

Northern Highlands of Scotland 1989


Offshore reports[edit]

Geology of the Malin–Hebrides sea area 1993


A landscape fashioned by geology[edit]

(joint publications with Scottish Natural Heritage)

Arran and the Clyde Islands 1997

Mull and Iona 2005

Rum and the Small Isles 2004

Skye 2002


Memoirs[edit]

Sheets 13, 21 Arran 1928

Sheets 41, 43, 51, 52 Tertiary and post-Tertiary Mull, Loch Aline and Oban 1924

Sheet 51 Ardnamurchan, North-west Mull and Coll 1930

Sheet 60 Rum and the adjacent islands 1997


Geology maps[edit]

Small scale maps[edit]

Geology of the UK, Ireland and the adjacent continental shelf (North sheet) 1:1 000 000 1991

Solid geology map of the UK (North sheet) 1:625 000 2001

Tectonic map of Britain, Ireland and adjacent areas. Sheet 1. 1:1 500 000 1996

Sub-Pleistocene geology of the British Islands and adjacent continental shelf. 1:2 500 000 1979

1:250 000[edit]

57N06W Great Glen. Solid geology 1989

57N08W Little Minch. Solid geology 1988

56N08W Tiree. Solid geology 1986

56N06W Argyll. Solid geology 1987

55N06W Clyde. Solid geology 1986

Also sea-bed sediments and Quaternary maps are available

1:50 000[edit]

Abbreviations: S solid; D drift

Sheet 21, 20 and part of 13, Arran Special sheet 1985

Sheet 43S Ross of Mull (S&D) 1999

Sheet 43N Staffa (S&D) 1996

Sheet 44W Eastern Mull (S) 1992

Sheet 51E Caliach Point (S&D) 1976

Sheet 52W Ardnamurchan 1977

Sheet 52 Tobermory (D)† 1968

Sheet 60 Rum (S&D) 1994

Sheet 61 Arisaig (S&D)† 1971

Sheet 70 Minginish (S&D) 2001

Sheet 71W Broadford (S&D) 2002

Sheet 80W Dunvegan (S&D) 1975

Sheet 80E with part of 81 Portree (S&D) 1975

Sheet 81W Raasay (S&D) 1980

Sheet 90 and part of 91 Staffin (S&D) 1976

1:63 360 scale

1:25 000[edit]

Skye Central Complex (Bedrock) 2005


Geophysical maps and data[edit]

1:1 500 000[edit]

Colour shaded relief gravity anomaly map of Britain, Ireland and adjacent areas 1996

Colour shaded relief magnetic anomaly map of Britain, Ireland and adjacent areas 1996

1:250 000 scale magnetic and Bouguer gravity maps are also available


Regional geophysics of north Scotland — an interactive guide to the subsurface structure based on regional gravity and magnetic data. In preparation.

Hydrogeology[edit]

Hydrogeology map Scotland. 1:625 000 scale 1988

Hydrogeology of Scotland. N S Robins 1990


Regional geochemical atlases[edit]

Hebrides 1984

Argyll 1990

Southern Scotland 1993