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The eighteen excursions in the guide are designed to cover the salient features of the geology of the area extending north from Kinghorn to Stonehaven. They are numbered from north to south and are intended as whole day and half day excursions, the approximate timing being indicated with each itinerary. Each excursion is illustrated by one or more maps on which the localities to be visited are indicated by numbers. There is a brief description in the text for each locality and each itinerary starts with an indication of the walking distance, purpose of the excursion and the route from St Andrews to the area to be examined.
 
The eighteen excursions in the guide are designed to cover the salient features of the geology of the area extending north from Kinghorn to Stonehaven. They are numbered from north to south and are intended as whole day and half day excursions, the approximate timing being indicated with each itinerary. Each excursion is illustrated by one or more maps on which the localities to be visited are indicated by numbers. There is a brief description in the text for each locality and each itinerary starts with an indication of the walking distance, purpose of the excursion and the route from St Andrews to the area to be examined.
  
The section on the geology of the area indicates which excursions serve to illustrate the different aspects of the geology. Metamorphic rocks can be seen on Excursions [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]] and [[Comrie Igneous Complex - an excursion|4]], and the Highland Boundary Fault together with the Highland Border Complex on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]] and [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]]. Among igneous rocks, plutonic rocks can be seen on Excursion 4, sills on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], [[Drumcarrow and Dura Den - an excursion|8]], [[East Lomond - an excursion|16]], [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]] and [[Kinghorn–Kirkcaldy - an excursion|18]]; dykes on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]], [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]], [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], [[Rock and Spindle, St Andrews - an excursion|10]], [[St Monans–Ardross - an excursion|13]], [[Ardross–Elie Harbour - an excursion|14]] and [[Kincraig - an excursion|15]]; while lavas are well exposed on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], [[Wormit Shore - an excursion|5]], [[North Fife Hills - an excursion|7]] and [[Kinghorn–Kirkcaldy - an excursion|18]]. Volcanic necks are abundant in Fife and are magnificently exposed on the coast; they can be examined to advantage on Excursions [[North Fife Hills - an excursion|7]], [[Rock and Spindle, St Andrews - an excursion|10]], [[St Monans–Ardross - an excursion|13]], [[Ardross–Elie Harbour - an excursion|14]], [[Kincraig - an excursion|15]] and [[East Lomond - an excursion|16]].
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The section on the geology of the area indicates which excursions serve to illustrate the different aspects of the geology. Metamorphic rocks can be seen on Excursions [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]] and [[Comrie Igneous Complex - an excursion|4]], and the Highland Boundary Fault together with the Highland Border Complex on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]] and [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]]. Among igneous rocks, plutonic rocks can be seen on Excursion 4, sills on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], 8, 16, 17 and 18; dykes on Excursions 1, [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]], [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], 10, 13, 14 and 15; while lavas are well exposed on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], 5, 7 and 18. Volcanic necks are abundant in Fife and are magnificently exposed on the coast; they can be examined to advantage on Excursions 7, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
  
 
Sedimentary rocks can be seen on almost all the excursions, those of the Lower Old Red Sandstone on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]], [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]] and [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]] in particular. The Upper Old Red Sandstone can be seen on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]], [[Drumcarrow and Dura Den - an excursion|8]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]] mainly; the lowest Carboniferous on Excursions [[Kinkell Braes, St Andrews - an excursion|9]], [[Rock and Spindle, St Andrews - an excursion|10]], [[Kingsbarns–Randerston - an excursion|11]], [[Pittenweem–St Monans - an excursion|12]], [[St Monans–Ardross - an excursion|13]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]] and the Carboniferous Lower Limestone Formation on Excursions [[Pittenweem–St Monans - an excursion|12]] and [[Kinghorn–Kirkcaldy - an excursion|18]]. Quaternary sediments are well displayed on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]] and [[St Fort–Leuchars - an excursion|6]].
 
Sedimentary rocks can be seen on almost all the excursions, those of the Lower Old Red Sandstone on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]], [[Edzell and Glen Esk - an excursion|2]] and [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]] in particular. The Upper Old Red Sandstone can be seen on Excursions [[Arbroath, Crawton and Stonehaven - an excursion|1]], [[Drumcarrow and Dura Den - an excursion|8]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]] mainly; the lowest Carboniferous on Excursions [[Kinkell Braes, St Andrews - an excursion|9]], [[Rock and Spindle, St Andrews - an excursion|10]], [[Kingsbarns–Randerston - an excursion|11]], [[Pittenweem–St Monans - an excursion|12]], [[St Monans–Ardross - an excursion|13]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]] and the Carboniferous Lower Limestone Formation on Excursions [[Pittenweem–St Monans - an excursion|12]] and [[Kinghorn–Kirkcaldy - an excursion|18]]. Quaternary sediments are well displayed on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]] and [[St Fort–Leuchars - an excursion|6]].

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