EGS Lecture: Scottish palaeontology in the 21st century

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Scottish palaeontology in the 21st century Tom Challands, University of Edinburgh In 1985 Euan Clarkson from the University of Edinburgh published A brief history of Scottish palaeontology 1834—1984. Nearly 40 years on and Scotland still produces some of the most important fossil finds from anywhere in the world largely due to its richness and diversity […]

Geowalks: Geology of the Northern Isles

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Shetland and Orkney, Scotland’s northern archipelagos, have their own unique landscapes and sense of place, largely derived from their geological diversity. However despite their differences, there are many common geological links between the island groups and the Scottish Highlands. We find many of the same rock types but with additional geological riches, and an intense […]

North West Highlands Geopark: How the mountains of Foinaven and Arkle inspired geological understanding of the Alps and Himalayas

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The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark invites you to an online talk where Professor Rob Butler from the School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen takes us on a journey with the nineteenth-century pioneer H.M. Cadell, his fieldwork in Sutherland, the tectonic experiments he made, and how they continue to inspire ideas of how the […]

Geowalks: Mull – virtual field trip from Lochbuie to Carsaig, with James Westland

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Join James Westland for a virtual field trip from Lochbuie in south east Mull to Carsaig, following the coastal path. A great area to see igneous geological features and how they affect sedimentary rocks. Great coastal scenery with basalt columns, minor intrusions galore and fossil-rich sediments. Towering cliffs on one side and fantastic sea views […]

Geowalks: A walk across East Lothian

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Shetland and Orkney, Scotland’s northern archipelagos, have their own unique landscapes and sense of place, largely derived from their geological diversity. However despite their differences, there are many common geological links between the island groups and the Scottish Highlands. We find many of the same rock types but with additional geological riches, and an intense […]

North west Highlands Geopark: Trees, Climate and the Act of Union

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The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark invites you to a A virtual talk by Rob Wilson of St Andrews University. Our climate is changing. Over the coming decades, it is likely that Scotland will get warmer, wetter and stormier. But how much has Scotland warmed in recent decades. How does this current warming compare to […]

Geowalks: “Mull Rocks” – why is Mull’s geology so special? with James Westland

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The island of Mull (and other islands nearby) are deservedly famous for its geology. From the awesome columns of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave to the world-famous Loch Bà Ring Dyke, there are hundreds of great geological localities to explore. This talk will take a trip through time starting with the ancient Lewisian Gneiss of Iona […]

GeoWeek 2021

GeoWeek is a new initiative that seeks to introduce geoscience to as as many members of the public as possible. If you want to learn more about the history of our planet, and learn how understanding how the Earth works helps us all live on the planet sustainably, get involved with GeoWeek outdoor activities taking […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

Under the guidance of the Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison, the Geopark Tour is aimed at helping you understand and interpret the unique geology of the Geopark. Over the course of a week you will travel throughout the Geopark and learn how major geological events have created this wild and complex landscape. You will uncover evidence […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

Under the guidance of the Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison, the Geopark Tour is aimed at helping you understand and interpret the unique geology of the Geopark. Over the course of a week you will travel throughout the Geopark and learn how major geological events have created this wild and complex landscape. You will uncover evidence […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

The new Highlands Controversy tour has been designed to take you through the story of how the early victorian geologists unravelled the complex geology of the North West Highlands during the latter years of the 19th century. You will learn how the amateur geologists, supported by evidence they uncovered in the field, challenged the established […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

The new Highlands Controversy tour has been designed to take you through the story of how the early victorian geologists unravelled the complex geology of the North West Highlands during the latter years of the 19th century. You will learn how the amateur geologists, supported by evidence they uncovered in the field, challenged the established […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

Under the guidance of the Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison, the Geopark Tour is aimed at helping you understand and interpret the unique geology of the Geopark. Over the course of a week you will travel throughout the Geopark and learn how major geological events have created this wild and complex landscape. You will uncover evidence […]