The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Nairnside Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: NCB Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Mid Devonian Epoch (DM) — Mid Devonian Epoch (DM)
Lithological Description: Red sandstones largely fluvial with grey-green siltstones, calcareous mudstones and fish-bearing limestone lenses and nodules.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable lower contact with Daviot Conglomerate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformable upper contact with Leanach Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: 100 metres +.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Inverness Sandstone Group (INS)
Previous Name(s): Nairnside And Clava Beds (-3340)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Sheet 84W. 
Reference(s):
Fletcher, T P et al. 1996. Geology of the Fortrose and eastern Inverness district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 84W (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S084