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 […]

Geowalks: Hutton’s Coast – the journey to Siccar Point

It is Scotland’s most important geological site, but Siccar Point is tucked away on the rugged coastline of the Scottish Borders, a hidden gem with beautiful coastal scenery and a rich geological story. We’ll get to the point by following James Hutton’s journey along the Berwickshire Coast from Dunglass, gradually travelling back in time through […]

Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course – Session 2

Online Event

This free online training course, delivered in partnership with Geoconservation UK, consists of three sessions that will give an overview of geoconservation in Scotland and the monitoring and designation of Local Geodiversity Sites. Session 2: Session 2: Site monitoring and improvement, Ian Stimpson and Mike Browne In central Scotland there are many existing Local Geodiversity […]

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 […]

Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course – Session 3

Online Event

This free online training course, delivered in partnership with Geoconservation UK, consists of three sessions that will give an overview of geoconservation in Scotland and the monitoring and designation of Local Geodiversity Sites. Session 3: Introduction to site designation, Lesley Dunlop and Alison Tymon How do sites get described and designated? An introduction to the […]

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 […]