Arran Geology References


Guide Books

McKerrow, C. S. & Atkins F.B. (1989) Isle of Arran, Geologist’s Association Guide No. 32,  ISBN 0-900717-41-6.

Macdonald, J.G. &  Herriot A. (1983) Macgregor’s excursion Guide to the Geology of Arran, ISBN 0-902892-07-x, Geol. Soc. of Glasgow and University of Glasgow.

Gunn, W. (1903) The Geology of North Arran, South Bute and the Cumbraes (Explanation of sheet 21), Memoirs of Geological Survey. (re-printed in 1998 by Banton Press ISBN 1-85652-159-1).

Isle of Arran Geology Trails, Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Arran and The Clyde Islands, A Landscape Fashioned by Geology, Scottish National Heritage and British Geological Survey (1997) ISBN 1-85397-287-8, 25 pages.


Ordnance Survey Isle of Arran Sheet 69, Landranger 1:50:000 1980

Solid Geology of Arran, Scotland Special Sheet, 1:50 000, British geological Survey, 1987.

Published Scientific Articles and Books

Harris, A.L., Baldwin, H.J., Bradbury, Johnson, H.D. Smith, R.A (1978) Ensialic basin sedimantation: The Dalradian Supergroup, in Bowes D.R & Leake Eds: Crustal evolution in northwestern Britain and adjacent regions, Geol. Journal, Spec issue 10, 115-138.

McKerrow, W.S, Mac Niocall, C., Dewey J. F.,  The Caledonian Orogeny Redefined, Journal of Geol Soc of London, (2000), Vol 157, pages 1149-1154.

Warrington, G.M., Audley-Charles, G., Elliott, R.E., W.B., Evans,W.B.,  H.C., Ivimey-Cook,H.C., Kent, P.E., Robinson, P.L., Shotton, F.W., Taylor, F.M., (1980) A correlation of Triassic Rocks in the British Isles, Geol. Soc. of  London, Spec. Rep.,13, 78 pp.

Suherland,  D.S. (ed) (1982) Igneous Rocks of The British Isles, John Wiley & Sons, 645 pages.

Sissons, J.B. (1976) Scotland, Methuen Press London, 150 pages.

Briggs, D.E.G, Rolfe, W.D.I, Brannan, J. (1979) Palaeontolgy, Vol. 22, part 2, 273-291.


Harland, W.B. and Hacker, J.L.F. 1966: ‘Fossil’ lightning strikes 250 million years ago. Advances in Science 22. 663-71.