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.
On this website you can find links to a number of useful sources of information about Tayside geology.
Geosites: An interactive map of important geological sites in Tayside ( Google Gmail account required)
Arbroath, Strathardle and Corsiehill: Leaflets published by the group
SNH: An SNH booklet, now out of print, on the geology of Tayside and Fife
WhosWho: Details of some notable early geologists who worked in Tayside.
BGS_geology: A direct link to the current BGS Geology of Britain Viewer