The key objective of the Scottish Geology Trust is to inspire people everywhere to understand, love and care for Scotland’s incredible geological heritage and its role in creating a sustainable future.
We are eager to support the importance of Scottish geology in education, inspiring new generations to understand and appreciate the world around us and the impact it has on our lives. We believe Scottish geology doesn’t just have its place in the past, but in the present to address and create a strategy, ensuring a sustainable future for all.
Meet the team behind this movement
Professor of Structural Geology, Durham University and lifelong researcher on Scottish geology. email
Researcher turned freelance consultant. Noble gas geochemist interested in CCS, hydrogen, energy systems, volcanoes, art and jewellery design.
Geology tour leader, Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh University and founding Chair of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum.
Assistant Curator for Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland. Gemmologist. Runs @ScottishAgates on Twitter. email
President of the Aberdeen Geological Society and Director at BlakesEye.
Geological tour guide and former Geopark coordinator based in Shetland. Founder member of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum.
Professor of Tectonics at the University of Aberdeen
Former Head of Energy and Marine Geoscience at the British Geological Survey, and President of Edinburgh Geological Society.
Geopark Coordinator for the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark.
Palaeontologist and writer, Leverhulme EC Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Associate Researcher at National Museums Scotland.
Palaeontologist specialising in early Carboniferous sharks, running @scottishfossils, and building materials analyst for the Scottish Lime Centre Trust.
Lecturer in Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Stirling
Former head of fundraising at RZSS and RSPB Scotland, as well as Deputy Director of Development for Oxford University. Now an author and freelancer.
“The creation of a national body to protect and promote Scotland’s unique geology is as welcome as it is long overdue. It is a privilege to contribute to this bold and important undertaking.” Hugh Lockhart, Trustee of First Scottish
“Rather than being celebrated for its value to landscape, industry and culture, geology has become tainted in many people’s minds by its connection to extractive industries while overlooking the importance to resources needed for renewables such as geothermal power or the need for lithium and other rare metals…In the absence of any central initiatives or interest the Trust aims to help Scotland’s geology, education and communities…” Melvyn Giles, Founding Chair of the Scottish Geology Trust