A lithostratigraphical framework for the Carboniferous rocks of the Midland Valley of Scotland: British Geological Survey Report RR/99/007 / M.A.E. Browne, M.T. Dean, I.H.S. Hall, A.D. McAdam, S.K. Monro & J.I. Chisholm. - version 2Books/Monographs
The lithostratigraphy of the Carboniferous rocks if the Midland Valley of Scotland has been extensively reviewed by the authors of this report who built on the foundations laid by the classification of the Lower Carboniferous erected by Paterson and Hall (1986), Browne (1986) and Chisholm et al. (1989). The Inverclyde, Strathclyde, Clackmannan and Coal Measures sedimentary groups are recognised throughout the region along with the component formations of the Clackmannan and Coal Measures groups. In the Inverclyde and Strathclyde groups, formations are recognisable only within sub-basins. Names now regarded as redundant are Tyninghame, Balcomie, Lugton Limestone, Dalry Sandstone, Caaf Water Limestone and Monkcastle formations. Newly introduced are the Bathgate Group and the formations within it. The nomenclature of the main stratigraphical marker horizons within the Lower Limestone Formation has been rationalised and the boundaries of and within the Coal Measures Group defined. The report includes seven figures, each being a comparative generalised vertical section for the Inverclyde Group, Strathclyde Group, Lower Limestone Formation, Limestone Coal Formation, Upper Limestone Formation, Passage Formation and Coal Measures. In addition there are four tables plus two appendices listing valid stratigraphical units and obsolete terms or those of reduced status. The report was previously available on the BGS web site as RR 97-01 but has been reformatted prior to conversion to PDF form and re-release here as RR 99-07.