As the 20th century dawned, the staff of the Geological Survey in Scotland were at the forefront of innovative groundbreaking science. Meticulous field observations were unraveling Scotland's geological secrets. Peach and Home had just published their iconoclastic memoir on the Southern Uplands and had laid the foundations for their great work on the NW Highlands. Their peers, Clough and Hinxman, had already largely determined the framework of the Southern Highlands and developed a coherent stratigraphy in the Lowland Coalfields. An observer at the time might well have thought that by the end of the century the Geological Survey would have...
The Geological Survey in Scotland, 1900 to 2000 and beyond
Dr Douglas Fettes is currently head of the British Geological Survey’s Integrated Geoscience Survey Programme in Scotland and Northern England. He is a graduate of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities and joined the Highlands and Islands Group of the BGS after PhD research on the structure and metamorphism of the Dalradian. He has worked widely on the Scottish Caledonides and is a member of the IUGS sub-commission on metamorphic nomenclature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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N. Fannin, D. J. Fettes; The Geological Survey in Scotland, 1900 to 2000 and beyond. Scottish Journal of Geology ; 36 (1): 4–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/sjg36010004
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