Orcadian Devonian Lake Basin Field Trip

The Devonian Orcadian Lake Basin Four Days – 20 – 23 June 2024 This field excursion will provide a tour of the Middle Devonian lacustrine succession of northern Scotland. The aim of the excursion is to follow a tightly constrained interval across the basin to examine lateral trends in the facies encountered and consider the wider controls on the development of lacustrine stratigraphy in a closed basin subject to regular, climatically driven, lake level fluctuations.

£800.00 per person Led by Steven Andrews – UHI

Further Information: 

This trip will depart from Aberdeen bright and early on the 20th June and return to Aberdeen on the 23rd June. Taking several people carriers, you will stay the first night at the Helmsdale Hostel and the last two nights at the Station Hotel. The Helmsdale Hostel is fully self-catered and no meals will be provided. The Station Hotel is on a Bed and Breakfast Basis, so Breakfast will be provided on the 22nd and 23rd June. 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 accommodation consists of one night in single-sex, shared dormitories ranging from 3-5 attendees per room, and two nights in single ensuite rooms in a hotel. 

The single-sex shared dormitories will be allocated according to the sex written on your passport. 

If you have any questions or need more information about this, please contact CPD services: cpdservices@abdn.ac.uk  

Helmsdale Hostel 
Stafford Street 
KW8 6JR 

07971 922356 (Marie- manager) or 07971 516287 


Station Hotel & Apartments                         

Princes Street                                                



KW14 7DH                                                    

T: 01847 892003