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The only information on the age of the Pitlurg Till is provided by amino-acid ratios of contained shell fragments. As argued above, these data suggest that the till is no older than Ipswichian in age and do not rule out formation during an early phase of the Late Devensian, in which case it is probably equivalent to the Whitehills Glacigenic Formation [[Media:P915347.png|(P915347)]]. More dates are needed to resolve the age of this deposit. The ‘indigo boulder clay’ has traditionally been correlated with other dark grey clayey tills and erratics found beneath, or incorporated into, tills of inland derivation and probable Devensian age (Jamieson, 1906; Hall, 1984a). An OIS 6 age has been suggested for these deposits (Hall and Connell, 1991). One of them, the Benholm Clay Formation, at [[Burn of Benholm - locality, Cainozoic of north-east Scotland|Burn of Benholm]] (Site 26), is almost certainly pre-Devensian in age. Thus it would seem that blue-grey tills were laid down both in the Late Devensian and also before the Ipswichian, probably in OIS 6.
 
The only information on the age of the Pitlurg Till is provided by amino-acid ratios of contained shell fragments. As argued above, these data suggest that the till is no older than Ipswichian in age and do not rule out formation during an early phase of the Late Devensian, in which case it is probably equivalent to the Whitehills Glacigenic Formation [[Media:P915347.png|(P915347)]]. More dates are needed to resolve the age of this deposit. The ‘indigo boulder clay’ has traditionally been correlated with other dark grey clayey tills and erratics found beneath, or incorporated into, tills of inland derivation and probable Devensian age (Jamieson, 1906; Hall, 1984a). An OIS 6 age has been suggested for these deposits (Hall and Connell, 1991). One of them, the Benholm Clay Formation, at [[Burn of Benholm - locality, Cainozoic of north-east Scotland|Burn of Benholm]] (Site 26), is almost certainly pre-Devensian in age. Thus it would seem that blue-grey tills were laid down both in the Late Devensian and also before the Ipswichian, probably in OIS 6.
  
The Bellscamphie Till rests on bedrock and is the oldest till in the immediate area. It was deposited by ice moving from the north-west or west. Possible correlative deposits in the Ellon area are the thin tills of inland derivation that rest on bedrock and underlie dark grey clayey till east of Hatton and underlie the Tillybrex Gravels at Tillybrex (Merritt, 1981) [[Media:P915319.png|(P915319)]]. Farther afield, it probably correlates with one of the two pre-Devensian tills of inland derivation at Kirkhill (Hall and Connell, 1991) and with the Camp Fauld Till on the Moss of Cruden (Whittington et al., 1993).
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The Bellscamphie Till rests on bedrock and is the oldest till in the immediate area. It was deposited by ice moving from the north-west or west. Possible correlative deposits in the Ellon area are the thin tills of inland derivation that rest on bedrock and underlie dark grey clayey till east of Hatton and underlie the Tillybrex Gravels at Tillybrex (Merritt, 1981) (P915319). Farther afield, it probably correlates with one of the two pre-Devensian tills of inland derivation at Kirkhill (Hall and Connell, 1991) and with the Camp Fauld Till on the Moss of Cruden (Whittington et al., 1993).
  
 
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