This preview is intended to provide some background to the Holyrood Park field excursion and some hints on what to look for in the field. It is not an alternative to the excursion. You might think of it as briefing notes - the more you know in advance the more you will be able to engage in discussion and observation during the event.
You will meet two major categories of rocks:
The objective is to examine the different rock types and observe the characteristics that reveal the environments in which they were formed.