Geikie outlined his programme in the Annual Report for 1883. It included the preparation of a series of full stratigraphical monographs dealing with individual geological systems. These were: The Pliocene deposits of Britain (1890); The Cretaceous rocks of Britain, vols. I-III 1900-1904; The Jurassic rocks of Britain vols. I-V; The Silurian rocks of Britain vol. I, Scotland 1899.