Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach between 11:00am – 2:00pm for some hands-on activities to explore the stories hidden in every pebble. We’ll discover an amazing variety of pebbles, find out where they come from and what they tell us about Scotland’s geology. We’ll also find out why the beach looks the way it does, and how it might change in the next few decades with climate change.
You can try out some games and activities that will help you find out more about Scotland’s geology and make you think! Build a mini drystane dyke, skim some stones, or help make a map of the area.
Limekilns isn’t a traditional pebble beach – its location along the shore of the Firth of Forth makes for an eclectic mix of materials. From ship ballast and artificial objects like brick fragments and slag waste that remind us of our industrial past, to ancient pebbles deposited as a raised beach when sea levels were higher, to angular Carboniferous limestone fragments full of fossils eroding from local bedrock.. there’s a wee bit of everything!
All welcome! This is a drop-in event, no need to book, but get in touch with the organiser if you have any questions. In the event of bad weather, the event may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the organiser on the day.
The beach is situated in the village of Limekilns, West Fife, on the west side of Limekilns Pier. There is parking at the pier and along the waterfront,. The number 6 Stagecoach bus from Dunfermline stops on the Promenade at the Pier. There are also local amenities such as cafes and bars very close by on Main Street, and further along the Promenade.
Children very welcome, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Stay safe: take care on the beach, watch your step and come prepared for the weather. Help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Follow Scottish Government advice and keep a safe distance from anyone who is not in your household.
This event is part of a series of Beach Pebble events around Scotland during the Scottish Geology Festival – find out more here.