The First Edition of this map was published just after WWII in 1948 under the direction of W F P McLintock, D.Sc Director and this 2nd edition, under the direction of Sir William J Pugh, OBE, D Sc FRS Director of Geological Survey of Great Britain.
The geological map’s basis was the Ordnance Survey Ten Mile Map of Great Britain published in two sheets in 1955 with a scale of 1/625,000 or Ten Miles to One Inch. The ordnance map shows all transport routes including road, rail and ferries, national boundaries, all major physical features including canals, lakes, reservoirs, rivers and coastline. Also all cities, towns and villages. Overlaid is the geological formations with an Index and Explanation of sedimentary formations and igneous rocks.
Inset maps of the Orkney and Shetland Islands and the minute Skerry Islands, Roma and St Kilda and an inset of Representative Sections of Scotland showing cross-sections from Kyle of Durness to Loch Eriboll. The Cauldron Subsidence of Glen Coe, Arthurs Seat Volcano, Edinburgh and the Midlothian Coalfield and Folding NE of Moffat Water.