Key earth science sites on Orkney

  geomorphological sites in this web                                                                                                      

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 Country Block Grid Ref GCR Site Account
3322 Bay of Berstane Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY476111 Not available
92 Bay of Skaill Scotland Palaeozoic Palaeobotany HY229197 Not available
225 Central Sanday Scotland Coastal Geomorphology of Scotland HY716415 Site Account
358 Cruaday Quarry Scotland Silurian - Devonian Chordata HY247216 Site Account
2742 Den Wick Scotland Quaternary of Scotland HY576088 Site Account
1794 Greenan Nev Coast Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY549367 Not available
2743 Mill Bay Scotland Quaternary of Scotland HY665258 Site Account
3045 Muckle Head and Selwick Scotland Quaternary of Scotland HY213053 Site Account
2741 North Hoy (Ward Hill, Enegars Corrie and Dwarfie Hamars) Scotland Quaternary of Scotland HY213053 Not available
1819 Old Man of Hoy Coast Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY211052 Not available
2495 Point of Ayre Scotland Silurian and Devonian Volcanic Rocks HY590038 Site Account
1795 South Fersness Bay Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY531346 Not available
1792 South Stromness Coast Section Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY223102 Not available
1793 Taracliff Bay to Newark Bay Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY553035 Not available
2496 Too of the Head Scotland Silurian and Devonian Volcanic Rocks ND184992 Site Account
2304 West Coast of Orkney Scotland Coastal Geomorphology of Scotland HY229190 Site Account
1796 Yesnaby & Gaulton Coast Section Scotland Non-Marine Devonian HY222144 Not available

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