‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar Series

These hour-long seminars will include a short presentation from an expert, followed by opportunities to discuss the issue and help shape future activities of the Scottish Geology Trust. On Tuesdays from 4 August – 8 September. Click here to register for the seminars Tuesday 4th August, 5:30-6:30pm Landscape & Tourism, with Angus Miller, tour guide […]

Volunteers Needed to Support Trust Development

The Scottish Geology Trust is now recruiting for a number of volunteer positions to further support its business and development plans. The list of current volunteer roles we are now recruiting for can be found here. We would be especially interested to hear from any of our members or volunteers who have experience in videography […]

Trust receives major gift from First Scottish Trustees

The Scottish Geology Trust has received a major gift from the Trustees of First Scottish. This donation of £5,000 will support the Scottish Geology Trust with its fundraising efforts and specifically hiring a part-time fundraiser. The Trust is delighted to have this vital support from First Scottish and thanks the Trustees for this generous contribution. […]

VisitScotland’s Sketching Scotland

VisitScotland’s Sketching Scotland series celebrates Scotland’s rich history A new campaign launched by VisitScotland aims to inspire future visitors to Scotland as COVID restrictions ease. The Sketching Scotland series invites budding artists from across the globe to combine their love of drawing and Scotland to sketch 20 of Scotland’s best-known landmarks via step-by-step art tutorials. […]

Scottish Geology Festival 2020 – Call for Events

The Scottish Geology Trust will be hosting the Scottish Geology Festival this year to encourage activity, events and engagement in support of Scotland’s geology. The festival will run from 12th September – 31st October, 2020. The Trust invites organisations, enthusiasts, and societies to create and list their relevant events and activities during this timeframe under […]

Geolidays on Arran

Geology Holiday – Lochranza Centre August 8th – 14th, 2020 September 19th – 25th, 2020 Fancy a Geoliday? Lochranza Centre is hosting a 5 day fieldwork inclusive of full board, accommodation and instruction for £425 per person. Contact stuart@lochranzacentre.co.uk for more details. Limited availability due to safety, so please act fast.

Scourie Rocks Virtual Public Event – Thursday 11 June 2020, 7pm

You are warmly invited to join us to explore Scourie Rocks – a proposed new visitor attraction housing the world class Shelley Collection of rocks, crystals, minerals & fossils led by Scourie Community Development Company. The team behind Scourie Rocks will take you on a journey through the concept of Scourie Rocks in a ‘Virtual […]

360° View – Scotland’s geological assets (online meeting) Thursday 25 June 2020, 2-4pm

The Scottish Geology Trust is organising an online meeting on Thursday 25 June. This will incorporate a short Special General Meeting of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, where members will be asked to support the dissolution of the Forum and a transfer of assets to the new Trust. The main focus of the meeting will be […]

New research demonstrates the importance of Scotland’s geology

Two recent research papers demonstrate the contribution that Scotland’s geology continues to make to understanding evolution and extinction. The world’s oldest “bug” – a fossil millipede from the island of Kerrera New calculations of the age of key sedimentary rocks at two sites in Scotland have clarified the timescales of the change from lake margin […]

Hugh Miller Writing Competition – 2020 winners announced

The winning entries for the Hugh Miller Writing Competition 2020 have now been revealed. The competition is a biennial event run by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, The Friends of Hugh Miller and other partners. It carries the name of one of Scotland’s most remarkable geologists, Hugh Miller (1802-1856), honouring his legacy by inspiring new, original […]