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We wish to display a picture gallery of members field trip photographs here: please forward your images to Highlandgeologicalsociety@gmail.com for possible inclusion!

2023: Burghead to Hopeman
2023: Burghead to Hopeman
Cummingston climbing cave formed within altered Hopeman sandstones.
2023: Stac of Glencoul
2023: Stac of Glencoul
Overhang sheltering thrust plane.

Photograph by Stephen Young
2023: Stac of Glencoul
2023: Stac of Glencoul
Argocat taxi.

Photograph Dave Longstaff
2023: Stac of Glencoul
2023: Stac of Glencoul
Eas a' Chual Aluinn waterfall across the loch.

Photograph by Andy Moffat
2023: Stac of Glencoul
2023: Stac of Glencoul
Descent to the boat

Photograph by Alan Thompson
April 2023: Berwickshire Coast
April 2023: Berwickshire Coast
Steep assent from Siccar Point

Photograph by Dave Longstaff
April 2023: Berwickshire Coast
April 2023: Berwickshire Coast
Grooves on Cheswick Beach

Photograph by Dave Longstaff
August 2022: Buckie
August 2022: Buckie
Combined field trip with AGS.

Photo by Dave Longstaff
July 2022: Clachtoll and Stoer
July 2022: Clachtoll and Stoer
Photo by Dave Longstaff
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
Lamprophyre dyke in Glenelg Bay, close to the surfce expression of the Moine/ Lewisian contact.
Photo by Jim Ferguson
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
Streaky eclogite from Cnoc More, Glenelg, containing garnets and feldspathic veins.
Photo by Dave Longstaff
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
August 2019: Glenmore & Glenelg
A welcome pause on the Glenelg ridge.
Photo by Bill Peppe
July 2019: Building Stones Of Inverness
July 2019: Building Stones Of Inverness
Inverness Castle of Tarradale ORS sandstone and Flora Macdonald statue on a Peterhead and Kinsteary granite plinth.
Photograph Dave Longstaff.
May 2019: Stac Fada
May 2019: Stac Fada
1,200Ma Stac Fad Member containing meteorite ejecta located along the Assynt coast.
Photograph Dave Longstaff
May 2019: Assynt
May 2019: Assynt
Ledmore marble quarry.
Photograph Dave Longstaff
2019: Eigg
2019: Eigg
Society members resting at the singing sands.
Dave Longstaff
2019: Eigg
2019: Eigg
Multiple concretions in the Valtos sandstone.
Dave Longstaff
2018: Achiltibuie and Coigach
2018: Achiltibuie and Coigach
Stromatolitic limestone (Stoer Group) resting unconformably on Lewisian gneiss. Above, the rubbly layer is the Torridonian group, yet another unconformity.
Dave Longstaff
2018: Achiltibuie and Coigach
2018: Achiltibuie and Coigach
A very thin layer of the Torridonian group sitting unconformably onto Lewisian gneiss, a time gap of roughly 2 billion years.
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
Some members came better prepared for air-born assaults than others...
Dave Longstaff
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
Discussion in borrow pit close to the lip of the gorge on whether the deposit was sub-glacial or outwash
Dave Longstaff
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
August 2018: Ailnack Gorge
Formed by channeling of late-glacial meltwater through Grampian and Appin Group stratigraphy, and nonmetamorphosed Devonian sedimentary rocks, their junction locating the Caledonian unconformity
Andy Leggatt
2018: Glen Roy
2018: Glen Roy
Group with the 260m, 325m & 350m shorelines visible beyond.
Alan Thompson
2018: Strontian
2018: Strontian
ORS unconformity: Rubha na h Earba
Dave Longstaff
2018: Strontian
2018: Strontian
Lochaline Silica Mine
Dave Longstaff
April 2018: Arran
April 2018: Arran
A Fulgurite at Corrie.
Dave Longstaff
April 2018: Arran
April 2018: Arran
Members straddle the ORS/Carboniferous unconformity at Corrie.
Dave Longstaff
2017: NW Highlands Geopark
2017: NW Highlands Geopark
Resting after the climb up a section of a Moine thrust duplex, Conival in the background.
Dave Longstaff
2017: NW Highlands Geopark
2017: NW Highlands Geopark
Ice-polished pipe rock, grooved by ice-sheet moving left to right (uphill).
Andy Leggatt
2017: Skye
2017: Skye
Detail of the Laterite red bole,Loch Langaig.
Stephen Young
2017: Skye
2017: Skye
Group in good heart at Culnaknock; leader Jim Ritchie RHS, sill above shales of the Lealt Shale Formation behind.
Stephen Young
2017: Skye
2017: Skye
Great estuarine sandstones, Valtos.
Dave Longstaff
2017: Rhue Peninsular
2017: Rhue Peninsular
Jim Blair and HGS group.
Rhona Fraser
May 2017: Islay Week
May 2017: Islay Week
Self-led Excursion
Dave Longstaff
May 2017: Islay Week
May 2017: Islay Week
Self-led Excursion
Dave Longstaff
May 2017: Islay Week
May 2017: Islay Week
Self-led Excursion
Dave Longstaff
May 2017: Islay 2017
May 2017: Islay 2017
Self-led Excursion
Dave Longstaff
3-4th September 2016:
3-4th September 2016:
Tayvallichs Weekend.
Dr R Anderton, our leader on a volcaniclastic exposure.
Peter Christie
3-4th September 2016:
3-4th September 2016:
Tayvallichs Weekend
An exercise in folding. Note the barrel-like fold on which Dr Anderton is standing.
Andy Leggatt
3-4th September 2016:
3-4th September 2016:
Tayvallichs Weekend.

Peter Christie
3-4th September 2016:
3-4th September 2016:
Tayvallich Weekend.
Volcanic clasts in Dalradian meta-sediment.
Peter Christie
7th August 2016:
7th August 2016:
Duntelchaig Area
Mega-garnets in Moine Schist.
Peter Christie
7th August 2016:
7th August 2016:
Duntelchaig unconformity between Moine metasediments and Devonian breccia-conglomerate.
Peter Christie
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
M.O.R.S. brecciated sea stack, Sandend LSF
Dave Longstaff
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
Cave weathered out of breccia, sea stack
Dave Longstaff
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
26th June 2016: Portsoy Weekend
Boyne LSF, Old Hythe Bay
Dave Longstaff
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
Group photo of attendees, Elgol.
Dave Longstaff
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
Sunshine on the Jurassic marine sediments at Elgol, with gabbros of the Black Cullins beyond.
Dave Longstaff
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
9th March 2016: Skye Weekend
Honeycomb weathering of the Elgol Sandstone Formation.
Andy Leggatt
10th March 2016: Skye Weekend
10th March 2016: Skye Weekend
Sauropod trackway, Duntulm. Footprints are positive casts resulting from the infilling of the original impressions with more durable, less easily eroded sediment.
Andy Leggatt
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
Bun Loyne. The sunny day of our September weekend.
Peter Christie
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
Bun Loyne. Garnets up to 50mm in schist.
Peter Christie
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
2015: Loch Monar and Loch Hourn
Loch Quoich on the road to Kinloch Hourn. Refolded folds.
Andrew C.Leggatt
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
After the rain, lunch on the flat slabs...: Fiona McGibbon
5th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
5th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
Sunny Saturday with the view to the west from the Beoil Schist/Quartzite: Andrew C. Leggatt
5th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
5th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
Sheath fold picked out by weathering of the schist: Julian Overnell
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
The Strath Fionan meta-limestone quarry, fondly remembered by many Kindrogan OU students over the years: Andrew C. Leggatt
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
6th July 2014: Strath Fionan Weekend
Looking up Strath Fionan over the loch from the limestone karst: Andrew C. Leggatt
26th April 2014: Skye Weekend
26th April 2014: Skye Weekend
The search for way-up structures, South Skye: Alan Thompson
27th April 2014: Skye Weekend
27th April 2014: Skye Weekend
Palaeogene dykes, Point of Sleat, South Skye: Andrew C. Leggatt
22nd April 2013: Kyle Weekend
22nd April 2013: Kyle Weekend
The last day above Attadale.
Edward Lynch
21st April 2013:        Kyle Weekend
21st April 2013: Kyle Weekend
Avernish shear zone.
Rhona Fraser
25th August 2012: Rosemarkie Shore
25th August 2012: Rosemarkie Shore
Our leader, John Mendum (BGS Edinburgh) discussing the lithological variations which help differentiate the Moine from the Lewsianoid gneisses at outcrop.
Photograph Andrew C. Leggatt
Durness: 2012
Durness: 2012
Group photograph: Aidan Karley
2000: Scourie
2000: Scourie
Lewisian exposure
Dave Longstaff
1997: Arthurs Seat
1997: Arthurs Seat
Arthurs seat. Stuart Munro demonstrating lithospheric extension to Sinclair using the 'Mars Bar' model.
Dave Longstaff
1994: Achmelvich
1994: Achmelvich
Lewisian: Dave Longstaff
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