Scottish Lime Centre Trust – free traditional building workshops

Scottish Lime Centre Trust Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road, Charlestown, Fife

  Scottish Lime Centre Trust continuously aim to promote and further the preservation and development of Scottish building traditional crafts and skills. As part of our funding grant awarded by Historic Environment Scotland, we are offering the following 4 half day seminars and workshops free of charge and they can count towards your CPD requirements. […]

Scottish Geology talk: Arran’s Explosive Volcano, with Dr Bob Gooday

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Sixty million years ago, central Arran was the site of one of the largest and most explosive volcanoes ever to have existed in Britain. In the long years since its final eruption, erosion by water and ice have exposed the core of this unique magmatic system. Today, geologists can piece together the exposed fragments of […]

Scottish Geology talk: a virtual field trip to South East Mull, with James Westland

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Join guest lecturer James Westland on a virtual field trip to the south-east corner of Mull. The trip takes in the Loch Buie and Croggan area, rich in igneous geology and a great place to find out about Mull’s volcanic past. We will visit places that are otherwise difficult or arduous to reach and look […]

Scottish Geology talk: Christmas Coprolites, with Dr Katie Strang

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Coprolites are the fossilised excrement of organisms, in other words – fossilised faeces! Scotland is famous for many things, but not many people know that Scotland is home to some spectacular fossil jobbies! This talk will look at a range of Caledonian coprolites, and why palaeontologists love fossil poo so much! From East Lothian and […]

EGS Lecture: Core Surprise – What’s Inside a Plate Boundary Fault in Scotland

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Core Surprise: What’s Inside a Plate Boundary Fault in Scotland Lucy Mckay, Strathclyde University The core of the Highland Boundary Fault contains some surprising finds. Digging to expose the fault core near Stonehaven revealed a remarkable sequence of clay and microfossils ‘inside’ this ancient plate boundary fault. Surprisingly the fault core consists of four distinct […]

EGS Lecture: Drilling into mines for heat

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Drilling into mines for heat: the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow Alison Monaghan, BGS Edinburgh Net-zero carbon targets require significant progress to be made in the decarbonisation of heat. Utilisation of the warm water in flooded, abandoned coal mines beneath many of the UK’s towns and cities could offer a substantial opportunity for decarbonised heating […]

EGS Lecture: The Port Askaig Formation in Argyll

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The Port Askaig Formation in Argyll: uncovering the evidence for repeated climatic changes in a Cryogenian glacial sequence Anthony Spencer The Port Askaig Formation (PAF) in the Garvellach Islands and Islay is ~1100m thick and includes 47 diamictites. Many were deposited by grounded ice; a few were ice-rafted. The PAF records 76 climatically-related episodes: 28 […]

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 […]