Landscape fashioned by geology - Southwest Scotland

From the Firth of Clyde to the Solway, South-west Scotland has a range of attractive landscapes. The area’s rural tranquillity belies its geological past – a tale of colliding continents, exploding volcanoes and immense climate change. This story goes back more than 500 million years.

Discover where the remains of a long-vanished ocean can be seen. Find out about when the Solway was a tropical region and why huge sand dunes now underlie Dumfries. Discover the signs that massive ice sheets once lay over this part of Scotland. It’s there for all to see, and this booklet tells you all you need to know.

Written by experts and beautifully illustrated, this booklet contains clear explanations, simple diagrams and useful information on where to visit.

Pages: 46
Published: 2008

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