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A number of itineraries lead over high ground and these provide good views of the regional geology extending over the north-east part of the Midland Valley of Scotland. Such views are found on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], [[North Fife Hills - an excursion|7]], [[East Lomond - an excursion|16]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]].
 
A number of itineraries lead over high ground and these provide good views of the regional geology extending over the north-east part of the Midland Valley of Scotland. Such views are found on Excursions [[Dundee to Perth - an excursion|3]], [[North Fife Hills - an excursion|7]], [[East Lomond - an excursion|16]] and [[Bishop Hill - an excursion|17]].
  
Two excursions are particularly suitable as introductory ones. [[Kinkell Braes, St Andrews - an excursion|Excursion 9]] introduces common sedimentary rock types plus folding and faulting, while [[Rock and Spindle, St Andrews - an excursion|Excursion 10]] displays particularly straightforwardly volcanic necks and their stages of development.
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Two excursions are particularly suitable as introductory ones. [[Kinkell Braes, St Andrews - an excursion|Excursion 9]] introduces common sedimentary rock types plus folding and faulting, while Excursion 10 displays particularly straightforwardly volcanic necks and their stages of development.
  
 
Which excursions anyone will choose will depend on their interests and time available together with the state of the tide since many excursions are inter-tidal, but the remarks of Sir Archibald Geikie, then Director of the Geological Survey, remain apposite: 'If I were asked to select a region in the British Isles where geology could best be practically taught by constant appeals to evidence in the field, I would with little hesitation recommend the East of Fife as peculiarly adapted for such a purpose. Every teacher of the science appreciates the value of a shore-section where the rocks have been dissected and washed clean and bare by the tides. Round its long stretches of coast-line, the East of Fife presents an almost continuous succession of such sections which for variety, instructiveness, and accessibility have hardly any rivals in the country.' (Geikie, 1902, p iv).
 
Which excursions anyone will choose will depend on their interests and time available together with the state of the tide since many excursions are inter-tidal, but the remarks of Sir Archibald Geikie, then Director of the Geological Survey, remain apposite: 'If I were asked to select a region in the British Isles where geology could best be practically taught by constant appeals to evidence in the field, I would with little hesitation recommend the East of Fife as peculiarly adapted for such a purpose. Every teacher of the science appreciates the value of a shore-section where the rocks have been dissected and washed clean and bare by the tides. Round its long stretches of coast-line, the East of Fife presents an almost continuous succession of such sections which for variety, instructiveness, and accessibility have hardly any rivals in the country.' (Geikie, 1902, p iv).

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