A long history of mining and quarrying in Glasgow has left a legacy of engineering problems. Thematic mapping by the British Geological Survey, which takes account of all the available evidence on the distribution of man-made hazards and relevant geological factors, is assisting local and national planning departments in the preparation of proposals for urban renewal and development. Key features described include: lithology, thickness and generalized engineering properties of the drift deposits; bedrock geology; and undermining, with the emphasis on workings close to rockhead.

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