‘Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland’ is presented as a journey back through geological time, focusing on instances in the geological record of Scotland where there is evidence of volcanism and magmatism. Chapters 1–4 provide context, giving an overview of the subjects of geology and igneous petrology, and Scottish geology in particular. The fifth and sixth chapters are detailed, focusing on the opening of the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the formation of the British Palaeogene Igneous Province at ~60 M.a. Close attention is paid to describing the fissure basalts and their feeder dykes, as well as the igneous centres and...

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