It’s good to see some events starting up again even though numbers of participants are still very restricted. Our friends Mary and David were married in Kirkandrews Kirk on April16th on a sunny spring afternoon.
The local rocks are made up of massive formations of steeply inclined sandstones and mudstones of the Silurian period dating from around 420 million years ago. These are deep water sediments, known as turbidites, formed by underwater avalanches from the continental shelf into deep ocean basins.
The rocks are prone to weathering in regular patterns of lines of oval depressions or holes along the bedding planes.
Here’s another example where the rippled bedding surface has been weathered into lines of oval depressions.