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The Geology of Arran. ‘Arran’ from Gaelic, ‘island of peaks’. Pictures and figures: Dr John Street, University of Cambridge . Arial Photo. Geological Map. Arran and the History of Geology . Sir James Hutton, 1726-1797. Hutton’s ‘Unconformity’. Pictures: Scottishgeology.com. 1. 2. 3.

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The Geology of Arran

‘Arran’ from Gaelic, ‘island of peaks’

Pictures and figures: Dr John Street, University of Cambridge


Arial Photo


Geological Map


Arran and the History of Geology

Sir James Hutton, 1726-1797

Hutton’s ‘Unconformity’

Pictures: Scottishgeology.com


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3


Changing Climate


Old Red Sandstone


Carboniferous limestone

Picture: Jim Stewart


Giant Millipede Tracks


New Red Sandstone

Picture: Roger Suthren


TertiaryIntrusions (Crustal extension – Opening of Atlantic Ocean)


Glaciers and Landscape


Geological Map


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