Steve Adams, the Founder and Managing Director of Balgownie Geoscience, has been walking Scotland’s East Coast in segments to raise money for charities since 2018. So far, he has walked from the border at Lamberton all the way to Fraserburgh. Plans for 2021 will take that progress a little further, from Fraserburgh to Inverness, with the aim of making it all the way to John O’Groats by 2023.

Lockdown sparked an idea … wouldn’t it be great to document the best geological outcrops along the east coast and tie these into walk segments. The #ScotlandsEastCoastOutcrops initiative kicked off online in early March this year. Every week, for 44 weeks, focus will be on 4 world class outcrops/locations along a segment of the walk moving from south to north. Key to the initiative is the interaction of the local and global geoscience community.

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