Honouring the lifetime work and achievements of Paul Ewing, geology teacher at Arbroath High School. Focusing on Angus County & geology.
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.
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The area covered by the guide book is bounded by a line extending north-west from Kinghorn to Perth and then northeast to the coast at a point just north of Stonehaven, then back down the coast to St Andrews, Fife Ness and along the south coast of Fife to Kinghorn. Two excursions lying outside this area, those to Glen Esk and to Comrie, are included to broaden the range of geology readily accessible from St Andrews.
I am the founder and the President of the Angus and Dundee GeoSciences Society. 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.
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