Key earth science sites in Caithness

geomorphological sites in this web      Geology map  Memoir Part 1  Memoir Part 2                               

Geological Conservation Review sites

Definition: GCR sites are often Sites of Special Scientific Interest identified and documented by Scottish Natural Heritage.  GCR sites are listed for , an unusually high density which reflects the special character of the Orkney landscape. A number are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest and protected and managed by statute.

Code Name Block Grid Ref
351   Achanarras Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND149546
835   Baile an t-Sratha   Quaternary of Scotland
ND142307
364   Banniskirk Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND167578
1022   Dirlot Castle   Moine
ND127487
1989   Duncansby to Skirza Head   Coastal Geomorphology of Scotland
ND398710
227   Dunnet Bay   Coastal Geomorphology of Scotland
ND215710
647   Holborn Head Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND079710
353   John o`Groats   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND380735
375   Leavad   Quaternary of Scotland
ND174462
2749   Loch of Winless   Quaternary of Scotland
ND293545
648   Pennyland   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND114687
1814   Pennylands to Castlehill   Non-Marine Devonian
ND102696
352   Spittal Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND172541
2496   Too of the Head   Old Red Sandstone Igneous
ND184992
354   Westerdale Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND120516
355   Weydale Quarry   Silurian - Devonian Chordata
ND145653
1812   Wick Quarries   Non-Marine Devonian
ND377498
399  Drumhollistan Quaternary of Scotland

NC920654