Scottish Geology Festival 2020

Scotland’s geological heritage has attracted international interest for centuries and with renown sites on our doorstep, even in Scotland’s capital, it’s been agreed a celebration inviting all to explore these incredible places is well…

New research reveals 1200-million-year-old rockfall

Around 1200 million years ago, a massive, 100 metre long rock fell off a low cliff and splatted into the mud below. The rock weighed almost 250,000 tonnes and was made of the ancient Lewisian gneiss basement rock that is found in the North West…

Plans approved for Sutherland exhibition centre displaying the world-renowned Shelley Collection

Plans approved for Sutherland exhibition centre displaying world renowned collection of stones, minerals and fossils The community of Scourie in the North West Highlands is celebrating after plans for a new exhibition centre and visitor attraction…

‘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 at 5.30pm from 4 August.
Scottish Geology Trust - Knockan Crag

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…
Siccar Point© Angus Miller

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…
Bow Fiddle Rock

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…

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…

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…

Ask-a-geologist events during Geoweek 9-17 May 2020

Stuck indoors with your rock collection? Always wanted to know more about a favourite? During Geoweek from 9-17 May, join a geologist online to ask about any rock, fossil or mineral specimen, and find out about their favourite rocks. Saturday…