* UPDATED LOCATION* This event will now be held on the beach in front of Kings Road, not to the west. Look for the Beach Pebble event sign and volunteers in blue shirts!
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.
There are lots of different kinds of pebbles to find on the beach in Portobello, including local sedimentary and igneous rocks, and quite a lot made by people too!
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 at Kings Road, Portobello. There are toilets in Portobello. From the road, there are ramps down to the beach (though there is a step at the end of the ramps), which is sandy and pebbly.
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.