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Beach Pebble Event: Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay

14 September 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

- Free

Join geologist David Webster on the beach at the west end of Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay [NR 2752 6299] 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. This event will run between 16:30 – 18:00 on Tuesday the 14th of September.

The pebble beach at the head of Loch Indaal is the seaward edge of a raised beach, derived from the backing cliff of late-glacial fluvio-glacial outwash gravel deposits. As ice moved from east to west across Islay these gravels contain a wide variety of pebbles – representatives of most of Islay’s rocks as well as those from other parts of western Scotland.

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.

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.


Outdoor event - easySuitable for familiesLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - outdoorsSubject Area - Climate ChangeSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic RocksSubject Area - Sedimentary Rocks


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Details

Date:
14 September 2021
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay

Organiser

David Webster
Email:
davidjwebster2003@gmail.com

Details

Date:
14 September 2021
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay

Organiser

David Webster
Email:
davidjwebster2003@gmail.com