Lunan Bay is well known for its miles of sand, but have you ever wondered what lies beneath? The river Lunan over millions of years has cut a path through the bedrock, forming a valley, and exiting into the sea at the centre of the bay. At either end of the beach are a mixture of sandstone conglomerate cliffs with intrusions of volcanic activity. To the north, dolomite limestone deposits led to the development of an 18th century lime industry and the Boddin Point lime kilns. The quarrying exposed jasper formations in the limestone, which now get washed down the coast to Lunan.
At this event by the Scottish Geology Trust, supported by Lunan Farm Shop and Cafe, you can head along to see awesome displays of local beach pebbles! Local geologists and SGT volunteers will be there to tell you all about the pebbles and the stories behind how they formed.
On the SUNDAY ONLY – there will be a fluorescent mineral display at the cave situated in the North end of the bay. Come and see how spectacular minerals can look under ultraviolet light!
The Lunan Farm Shop and Cafe address is: Lunan Home Farm, Arbroath DD11 5ST.
Free, no booking required. Children very welcome, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
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