Famous for David Wilkies 1804 painting of Pitlessie Fair hanging in the Scottish National Gallery, Pitlessie is not known for its beach pebbles. So, this is a Scottish Geology Festival Beach Pebble event with a difference!
On two afternoons the 17th & 18th September, 12 pm to 5pm there is a chance to see beach pebbles outside the Wilkie Hall and more inside, with displays and information and maybe the odd sample to take home.
Fife is bordered on three sides by sea and tidal estuary and has no shortage of very different beaches. If you know where to look, 116 miles of coastline provides a wide variety of pebbles, minerals, agates, jaspers, flints, Elie ‘rubies’, fossils like tree ferns, fish, shark teeth and lots of fish ‘jobbies’ to name just a few.
Outwith the Kingdom, the Lothian coast to the south and the Angus coast to the north provide further interesting beach finds.
For one time only, a large display of beach pebbles and fossils, including many examples of those previously mentioned, can be seen at the Wilkie Hall.
This is a drop in event, so you can turn up at a time that suits you and spend as as long as you like talking to the experts.
There is on-street parking, wheelchair access and toilet facilities. Please wear a mask and observe all relevant Covid restrictions in place at the time.
Free, booking not required. Please contact the organiser, John Taylor, if you have any questions.