New leaflet for historic trail around St Andrews

Local charity geoHeritage Fife has published a leaflet that describes the geology of building stones in selected buildings in St Andrews.

Friday, 16th February 2018, 3:11 pm
Updated Friday, 16th February 2018, 3:20 pm
Pictured at the leaflet launch are Ewing Forrester, Paddy Smith, Rosalind Garton (secretary, geoHeritage Fife), Arthur Griffiths (chairman, St Andrews Community Trust), Richard Batchelor (chairman, geoHeritage Fife)

The leaflet takes you on a trail from the West Port, along South Street and Market Street, via Hamilton Grand and the Younger Hall to the Cathedral. The leaflet describes the rocks used in these buildings, where they came from and how old the rocks are. These range in age from 700 million-year-old Ballachulish roofing slates to 150 million-year-old Jurassic limestone from Portland, Dorset. Printing costs for the leaflet were funded by the St Andrews Community Trust. Copies of the leaflet are available from Visit Scotland (Market St), Kinburn Museum, St. Andrews Public Library, St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum or directly from geoHeritage Fife at 01334 828623.

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