Scotland’s Beach Pebble Guide

Scotland has amazing pebble beaches and amazing geology. We hope this guide, and our Beach Pebble events during the Scottish Geology Festival will help you explore them.

The Beach Pebble Guide has information and activities to help you explore Scotland’s pebble beaches, geology and climate change:

  • Explore the variety of pebbles on Scotland’s beaches
  • Find out what these pebbles tell us about Scotland’s geological story
  • Learn about beach processes and the impact of climate change on the coast
  • Try out some hands-on beach pebble activities next time you visit the beach

Try this …

Can you find your own pebble in a pile – with your eyes closed?!
(Beach Pebble Guide, page 12 – Which one’s mine?)

Try this …

Can you build a drystane dyke (using pebbles)?
(Beach Pebble Guide, page 18 – Rock stacking and skimming)

Try this …

Can you find a pebble that is 400 million years old?
(Beach Pebble Guide, page 5 – Not all pebbles are new)

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Can you make an amazing beach sculpture?
(Beach Pebble Guide, page 17 – Rock stacking and skimming)

Beach Pebble events in the Scottish Geology Festival, 1 September – 17 October 2021

(these are just some of the events in the Festival – see the full listing here)

Funded by:

Scottish Geology Trust