Field Work Resources

Over the years the GeoBus has been able to amass a number of different field sites all over Scotland.  We have a selection of different excursions, ranging from river field work to geological mapping.

In this section we have provided for each site, a map and a booklet and copies of the site description: a map which points out areas that have been used successfully by the GeoBus for study.  Use the google map below to see if there is a site near you, click on the pin and a short description along with the downloads will appear.

We have also included some useful resources that can accompany field trips in the tab below.

Please note that we hold no responsibility should the site no longer be suitable.  Please ensure you check the site as the below details are for guidance only.

Heads of Ayr

Coastal Fieldtrip

  • erosion features
  • beach profile
  • cliff study

FileDownload
Heads Of Ayr - Site Description Download
Heads Of Ayr - Field Book Download
Heads Of Ayr - 1854 Map Download
Heads Of Ayr - 2014 Map Download
Heads Of Ayr - Comparison Map (1854 - 2014) Download

Tentsmuir

Coastal Fieldtrip

  • Dune study
  • Beach profile

Shell Bay

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of straight and meander

FileDownload
Shell Bay - Site Description  Download
Shell Bay - Field Book Download

Glenshee

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of straight and meander
  • classic misfit stream

FileDownload
Glenshee - Site Description Download
Glenshee - Field Book Download

 

Vogrie Country Park

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of straight and meander

FileDownload
Vogrie Country Park - Site Description Download
Vogrie Country Park - Field Book Download

 

River Nethan - Lesmahagow

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of straight and meander

FileDownload
River Nethan - Site Description Download
River Nethan - Field Book Download

Loch Lomond Glacial

Glaciation – note there are 3 different sites within the area but require transportation

  • measuring striations
  • pebble analysis
  • drumlin transect

FileDownload
Rowardennan Striations - Site Description Download
Balmaha Pebble Analysis - Site Description Download
Ballochruin Drumlin - Site Description Download
Loch Lomond Glacial - Field Book Download

River Avon

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of upper, middle and lower sections of the River Avon – site locations available to download below
  • pebble analysis
  • width, depth, wet parameter

FileDownload
River Avon Upper Course - Site Description  Download
River Avon Middle Course - Site Description Download
River Avon Lower Course - Site Description Download
River Avon - Field Book Download

 

Sma' Glen

River Fieldtrip

  • comparison of straight and meander

FileDownload
Sma' Glen - Site Description Download
Sma' Glen - Field Book Download

This series of videos concentrates on good field work practice.  From how to set out a field notebook to describing rocks in the field – pupils will be able to follow these skills and use them on any field trip.