Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach 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.
North Berwick’s rocks were created by volcanoes around 340 million years ago. You’ll find layers of volcanic ash, lava flows and even the remains of some of the volcanic vents, as well as places where magma seeped in underground to create tough igneous rocks.
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 event will take place on the beach next to the Seabird Centre, near the paddling pool. There are toilets at the harbour. From the main road, there is a short ramp down to the beach, which is sandy and pebbly. The event is less than 50 metres from the ramp.
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.