Abstract

Report of a meeting of the Tectonic Studies Group held at the University of Glasgow, 18–21 December 1983. The meeting was organized by Drs P. W. G. Tanner and C. Farrow (Glasgow), I. Allison (Strathclyde) and A. D. Gibbs (Britoil).

After a decade of sustained growth, the Tectonic Studies Group has acquired international status and the 14th Annual Meeting attracted nearly 300 participants, many of whom were from the European continent and North America. Papers on any structural topic were invited and for the first time the number of contributions (92) far exceeded the number of papers (51) which could be given in two days. The organizers were faced with the unwelcome task of selecting speakers and also had to reduce discussion time to less than was desirable. John Underhill was awarded the prize for the best postgraduate contribution.

The meeting began with a 2-day workshop (18 and 19 December) on the interpretation of seismic reflection sections, organized by G . K. Westbrook (Durham) and J. Hall (Glasgow). A basic course in the techniques of reflection seismology was followed by a series of presentations by researchers from the universities and from industry on applications to different tectonic environments.

On 19 December, three field excursions were held. P. R. Thomas (Paisley) led an excursion to look at structures in the Central Highland Moine as exposed in new road cuttings on the A9; W. G. Henderson (BGS) led a party to North Glen Sannox on the Isle of Arran to examine

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