Kinnoull Hill. Photo: Con Gillen

This joint excursion with the Geological Society of Glasgow will examine Devonian volcanic and sedimentary rocks (including the source of the Stone of Destiny?); and look at a variety of building stones in Perth City. We will visit Kinnoull Hill quarry, the Quarrymill Woodland Park, the River Tay at Scone and Perth city centre.

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Excursion title:

Perth City and environs – joint trip with the Geological Society of Glasgow

Date & time:

Saturday 30 June 9am

Finish time:

17.00

Leader:

Con Gillen, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

To examine Devonian volcanic and sedimentary rocks (including Stone of Destiny?); and to look at a variety of building stones in Perth City.

Transport:

Coach from Edinburgh Waterloo Place

Meeting point:

Kinnoull Hill quarry (disused), NO 1350 2334.

Coach route:

A90 to Friarton Bridge then A85 to Perth, then to Kinnoull Hill. A93. Return to Perth, park at South St or Canal St car park.

Extra pick-up points:

PC World at South Gyle.

First locality:

Kinnoull Hill quarry (disused), NO 1350 2334. Late Carboniferous quartz dolerite dyke intruded into Devonian lava.

Excursion route:

Kinnoull Hill – Quarrymill – R. Tay at Scone Palace; Perth city (pm)

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Walk up to Kinnoull Hill (waymarked footpath) 1km, 100m height gain. Quarrymill woodland park, about 1km total, flat walk; Tay at Scone river walk 2.5km total, flat, path; Perth city centre about 2km on pavements from St John’s Kirk to Smeaton Bridge-Queen’s Bridge.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Grassy slopes may be slippery if wet.

Town walking may have traffic hazards when crossing roads.

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

Group must remain together; one person with high viz to take up the rear.

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

No hard hats; leader and at least one other to have hi-viz for city walk.

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

no

Toilet information:

Perth, at start and finish

Geological map sheet:

48W Perth

OS map sheet:

53 Blairgowrie; & 58 Perth & Kinross

References:

EGS Stirling & Perth Exc. Guide, excursions 15 & 16