P. J. Carey & I. M. Platten write: Holdsworth, McErlean & Strachan (1999) present an interesting reinterpretation of the mechanism of emplacement of the Loch Loyal syenites. In particular they show that the conspicuous strike swing in the host rocks around the complex is an earlier structure, that passively controlled emplacement, and is not the result of diapiric pluton emplacement. We would like to draw attention to the very similar situation that exists around the late Caledonian Foyers igneous complex that also lies within the Caledonian belt but some 130 km south of Loch Loyal. This complex had also previously...

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