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): Sheriffmuir Member (-4343)
Sherrifmuir Formation (-541)
Alternative Name(s): Tannadice Formation
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. 
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). 
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 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S039 S039 S039