Since the previous Editorial appeared in the March issue, outlining revised publication plans following the postal strike, the anticipated progress has been maintained and we are once again up-to-date. The last parts of the Q.J.G.S. for 1970 have been published. With the despatch in May of literally 'the last Q.J.’, Fellows received Indexes and ‘Prelims’ for Volumes 123, 124 and 125. Those for Vol. 126 are in preparation. The long awaited Memoirs 5 & 6 (by Goldring and Spencer respectively) appeared at the end of March and are now on sale to Fellows. The special offer, prior to the revision of prices for memoirs and special publications, is proving popular. Fellows are reminded that it closes on 1st October. Obituary notices on Fellows who died during 1969 and 1970 are in press while those for 1971 will appear, together with the Annual Report to Council and the audited accounts, in a new Year Book to be published shortly after the A.G.M. in 1972.
The May and July issues of the Journal (Vol. 127 Pts. 3 and 4) did not require an Editorial. However, this current issue departs from the normal in several respects.
It is traditional, perhaps particularly in a historical subject like geology, to mark with celebrations the passage of convenient, if arbitrary, periods of time. We congratulate the Edinburgh Department on carrying its hammer for a century and wish them well for the future. This also serves to introduce the title of the joint Centenary meeting