Tayside Geodiversity

Tayside Geodiversity Group - Geology and Geomorphology

Highlands, Lowlands and Coast: Tayside has it all! The counties of Perth & Kinross and Angus together with the city of Dundee lie across one of the great divides of Scottish geology. The Highland Boundary Fault separates the very old, deformed and metamorphosed Dalradian rocks of the Highlands from the mildly deformed Old Red Sandstone of the Midland Valley. Ice sheets eroded the mountains and left sheets of debris in the valleys. Great pioneers of geology such as James Hutton and Charles Lyell were inspired here.

Tayside Geodiversity is a group of professional and amateur geoscientists who are interested in making our geology and landscape better known. We aim to produce leaflets and information boards about local geology and geomorphology sites and to protect and improve these sites.

Tayside Geodiversity website

Arbroath/Auchmithie leaflet (pdf, 3.34 MB) | Corsiehill leaflet (pdf, 881 kB) | Dundee Law leaflet (pdf, 1.4 MB) | Strathardle Leaflet (pdf, 4.9 MB)

Tayside Geodiversity Action Plan (pdf file, 381 kB)