Geology and Geomorphology of the Loch Lomond Area

24/09/2021 - 24/09/2021

Balmaha Visitor Centre

Bookings start from £15.00

About

In this workshop we will be exploring the geology and geomorphology of the eastern margins of Loch Lomond. Starting at Balmaha, we will walk through almost 300 million years of geological history, observing evidence from sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as more recent glacial deposits formed during the Quaternary period. We will see evidence for the evolution of the Highland Boundary Fault, a significant feature stretching across Scotland and one that separates the Highlands from the Lowlands. Moving on to the southern flanks of Ptarmigan, we will learn about the surprising origins of Ben Lomond and, with views to the south and north, we finally piece together all of our evidence to understand the evolution of the area over 700 million years to the present day.

By attending this CPD you will gain an understanding of:

- the basic skills necessary to describe rocks on a variety of scales

- the simple equipment geologists use to make their observations

- how to make geological observations and interpret what you see

- how to access and interpret geological maps when in the field

- the long term geological and glacial evolution of Scotland

- the influence of geology on glacial evolution

- the impact of climate change on the mountain environment.

Kit required: all of the usual gear and food for a day on the Scottish hills!

Venue & times: Meet outside of the Balmaha visitor centre (G63 0JQ) at 0900 on Friday 24th September. Parking is currently free and there is a fine coffee shop nearby. The course will finish by 4pm.

The workshop will be provided by Dr Richard Phillips who worked as a geologist and educator for over 16 years. He has organised numerous field expeditions to the Himalayas, western USA, the Apennines, Turkey, southern Libya, Greenland and the NW Highlands. He is a summer ML and aspirant IML.

For all enquires and to book, please contact the Scottish Rep Suzie Dick directly.

Where And When

Start
24/09/2021 09:00
End
24/09/2021 16:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
8
Venue
Balmaha Visitor Centre
Town
Glasgow
County
Stirling
Postcode
G63 0JQ
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
56.08493
Longitude
-4.53944

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
BAIML
Phone
0044 1770 700513
Email

Booking

  • BAIML members

    £15.00
  • Non BAIML members

    £30.00
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Other Dates

17/12/2021 £15.00 Details
18/12/2021 £20.00 Details

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