Fieldwork in North East Scotland
Our NE Scotland field course introduces you to aspects of both Geology and Physical Geography including rocks, minerals, fossils, structures, glacial geomorphology, peat coring and soil analysis
Did you know?The English/Scottish border approximates to an ancient plate boundary—the Iapetus Suture—which was formerly a wide ocean that finally closed at the end of the Silurian Period.
More about the North East Scotland field area
Scotland is divided into several 'tectonic' units or terranes, which have different geological histories. Our chalets are situated in the Midland Valley Terrane, and we will travel over the Highland Boundary Fault into the Grampian Terrane when we visit the Scottish Highlands. The individual terranes contain very different geological features and, prior to major fault movements in the Middle Devonian, these terranes were not adjacent to each other but were 100s of kilometres apart.