The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sheriffmuir Sandstone Member

Computer Code: SRF Preferred Map Code: SRF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Grey and brown, locally pebbly sandstones, with subsidiary mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Diachronous over the top of the Ochil Volcanic Formation lavas, except in the Bridge of Allan area where volcaniclastic conglomerate is overlain.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the Buttergask Flagstone Member within the Scone Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: From 300 m to 500 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The Stirling to Alloa area, on the south-east limb of the Strathmore Syncline.
Parent Unit: Scone Sandstone Formation (SCN)
Previous Name(s): Sherrifmuir Formation (-541)
Sheriffmuir Member (-4343)
Alternative Name(s): Tannadice Formation
Stratotypes:
Type Section  The top of the sequence exposed in the River section along the Allam Water, from Bridge of Allan to west of Kippenross House. Francis et al., 1970. 
Reference(s):
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
Francis, E H, Forsyth, I H, Read, W A and Armstrong, M. 1970. The geology of the Stirling district. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 39 (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S039 S039 S039