BGS Memoirs are now published in two stages. The A5 booklets provide a short description of the geology of the relevant 1:50,000 scale map sheet area, and the A4 ‘print-on-demand’ reports which offer more detailed information and interpretation of the area’s geology.

The Kilmarnock district, in the Midland Valley some 40 km S of Glasgow, is one of the first to get the new two-stage treatment, The district is dominated by the Carboniferous sedimentary successions and regional volcanism, overlain by Quaternary glacial deposits. The oldest rocks, however, are Silurian and of continental fluvial origin, and form the extreme western edge...

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