Winter lecture programmes

All of Scotland's geological societies, and the Northwest Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark, offer winter programmes of lectures. These are usually open to non-members, with a mix of in-person and online events, often recorded for later viewing. Something for everyone, wherever you are! Follow the links below to find out more ... Edinburgh Geological Society programme […]

Geo Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Come along to Kelvin Hall from 1:30 - 3pm for Geo Natter - these informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring your rocks and fossils along to show people, ask questions about geology, find out what's happening and perhaps even take […]

Geo Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Come along to Kelvin Hall from 1:30 - 3pm for Geo Natter - these informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring your rocks and fossils along to show people, ask questions about geology, find out what's happening and perhaps even take […]

Geo Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Come along to Kelvin Hall from 1:30 - 3pm for Geo Natter - these informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring your rocks and fossils along to show people, ask questions about geology, find out what's happening and perhaps even take […]

Geo Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Come along to Kelvin Hall from 1:30 - 3pm for Geo Natter - these informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring your rocks and fossils along to show people, ask questions about geology, find out what's happening and perhaps even take […]

Course: From the Mountains to the Sea – An Introduction to Geomorphology

The landscape around us has been shaped by water, wind, ice and life itself. This introductory course on geomorphology takes us on an (imaginary) journey from mountain peaks to abyssal plains, studying landscapes in Scotland and abroad. Tuesdays from 18th April 2023 11:10am - 1:00pm • (6 classes) G37 Paterson's Land, Holyrood Campus, Edinburgh • Tutor: Nikolaos Kourampas […]

Course: Introduction to Palaeontology

Palaeontology is the study of prehistoric life. Fossils record the history of life on Earth from fossil organic molecules to mighty dinosaurs. Understanding the rich array of life that has previously inhabited Earth has allowed us to understand the mechanisms of evolution that cannot be gleaned from living organisms alone. In this course you will […]

Course: Earth Science Field Trips

After a short preparatory session, this course ventures out to five superb field sites to explore geology in the field. We will investigate extinct volcanoes, tropical coral reefs, and the mangled strata of mountain building. The field trips will involve walking for approximately 6km at each field site over uneven terrain which will include some […]

North West Highlands Geopark Geotours

Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. The area has the lowest population density in Europe and exhibits unique geodiversity and biodiversity. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault, the oldest and biggest meteorite impact ejecta and with […]

Palaeontology in the Field

Planning a fossil hunting trip requires more than just a sunny day and a nice trip to the coast. Research into the rock types in the area and using scientific literature to see if any previous finds have been made in an area saves time and gives the fossil hunter a search image to work […]

Isle of Arran – Geology / Landscape / Wildlife on the Arran Coastal Way

Lochranza Outdoor Centre Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Why not escape to Arran & learn about its fascinating Geology, landscape & wildlife with like-minded people? Six nights full board accommodation in twin or single rooms at the Lochranza Centre. Transport provided. 4 days of guided walks & 1 free day to explore or watch the world go by. £495.00 pp To book: Email: […]

Isle of Arran – Geology

Lochranza Outdoor Centre Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Why not escape to Arran & learn about its fascinating Geology with like-minded people? Six nights full board accommodation in twin or single rooms at the Lochranza Centre. Transport provided. 4 days of guided walks & 1 free day to explore or watch the world go by. £495.00 pp To book: Email: chris@lochranzacentre.co.uk www.lochranzacentre.co.uk www.facebook.com/lochranzacentre […]

North West Highlands Geopark Geotours

Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. The area has the lowest population density in Europe and exhibits unique geodiversity and biodiversity. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault, the oldest and biggest meteorite impact ejecta and with […]