Fife Coast Field Trip

Carboniferous Sediments of the Kingdom of Fife Two days – 29 and 30 June 2024 This excursion will examine Carboniferous sediments across the Kingdom of Fife, south-east Scotland. These upward coarsening sediments record facies of limestones with coral reefs interbedded with mudstones, and palaeosols with rootlet beds and coal seams. These deltaic sediments are pierced by mafic volcanism and record deposition in an equatorial setting influenced by high-latitude Gondwana glaciation during the rifting of the Midland Valley. The units also host fantastic fossils from roots, tree stumps and fish teeth to an assortment of corals and even stromatolites. We will investigate stratigraphic sections at Pittenweem, Cellardyke and Ardross. Accommodation will be in the historic university town of St Andrews and we will visit picturesque fishing villages along the East Neuk of Fife’s beautiful coastline. £435.00 per person Led by Catherine Rose – University of St Andrews 

Further Information:  

This trip will depart from Aberdeen bright and early on the 29th June and return to Aberdeen on the 30th June. You will stay at the David Russell Apartments, St Andrew’s University Student Accommodation, in Single Ensuite rooms, within 5 bed room single sex apartments, with Breakfast provided. 

All other meals will need to be sourced by yourself. The Drivers will arrange for stops en-route to facilitate this. Due to the remote-ness of the locations, it is to be expected that choices may be limited.  

The hotel accommodation is in single ensuite rooms. The David Russell Apartments are in single ensuite rooms in shared flats. The shared flats will be allocated into single sex flats, according to the sex listed on your passport.  If you have any questions or need more information about this, please contact CPD services:  

David Russell Apartments: 

Buchanan Gardens 
St Andrews 
KY16 9LY 

+44 (0)1334 46 7100