Excursions - Week & Weekend

Each year, the Society organises two residential excursions - a week-long excursion in May, and a weekend excursion in the summer.

Long Excursion 20-27 May 2017, Isle of Skye

The 2017 Long Excursion will take place from 20 to 27 May 2017, the destination will be the Isle of Skye, and the leader will be Dr Brian Bell of the University of Glasgow.

Unfortunately it has not proved possible to find accommodation for the whole group in one hotel, but accommodation has been booked in a hotel and guest house close together in Portree and a self catering cottage near the camping and caravan site at Torvaig, about two miles north of Portree.

The itinerary will include as many and as much as possible of the following:
The Isle of Raasay to examine Lewisian, Torridonian, Triassic, Jurassic and Palaeogene rocks
The Skye Lava Field at Talisker Bay, Preshal More and Preshal Beag
The North Skye sill complex on the Trotternish Peninsula
The granites of the Red Hills
The Loch Coruisk gabbros and the Middle Jurassic around Elgol and Strathaird
The Moine Thrust Belt on the Sleat Peninsula

I will be happy to receive expressions of interest now. In due course I will circulate to those who have expressed interest the full details including the itinerary, accommodation and costs, and bookings will be opened in October.

To indicate your interest, please contact the Long Excursion Organiser. My preferred method of communication is by e-mail to anne.burgess@btinternet.com. If you do not wish to use e-mail, please write to me: Anne Burgess, 21 Woodside Place, Fochabers IV32 7HE.


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