The excursion will examine Lower Carboniferous cyclical sediments from Middle Longcraig Limestone to Lower Skateraw Limestone along the foreshore from Aberlady Point to Craigielaw Point. We will interpret the environment for each bed from its lithology and fossils.

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Excursion title:

Aberlady shore

Date & time:

Wed 27 June 2018, 7 pm

Finish time:

9.30pm

Leader:

David McAdam & Fiona McGibbon, Edinburgh Geological Society

Excursion aims and description:

The excursion will examine Lower Carboniferous cyclical sediments from Middle Longcraig Limestone to Lower Skateraw Limestone along the foreshore from Aberlady Point to Craigielaw Point. We will interpret the environment for each bed from its lithology and fossils.

Transport:

Private cars -see below

Eastcoast buses X24 departs Semple Street 5,30, Waterloo Place 5.45, or each half hour earlier,

Meeting point:

Aberlady [NT465501] off bus at 6.45

Kilspindie Golf Club beach carpark [NT457504] at 7.00

First locality:

Aberlady Point [NT458502]

Excursion route:

Walk along road from Aberlady and along shore from golf club carpark, to Craigielaw Point and return

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Beach shingle and rocks, 2.5km, none

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

None

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

None

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed?

No

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

Yes

Toilet information:

None

Geological map sheet:

33W Haddington solid

OS map sheet:

66 Edinburgh, Penicuik and North Berwick

References:

Lothian Geology – an Excursion Guide (Edinburgh Geological Society) pages 81-87