This very attractively produced volume covers the geology of the Southern Uplands and the adjacent Girvan–Ballantrae district in the SW of the Midland Valley. A plastic wallet inside the back cover contains a 1: 625 000 bedrock geology map of southern Scotland (including a part of the SW Highlands) and part of northern England and shows the area covered by the book in its wider context.

As noted in the foreword to the volume, the previous edition was published in 1971 and was largely prepared in the late 1960s, before the widespread impact of plate tectonic theory on so many...

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