Girls into Geoscience – Siccar Point virtual field trip

Online Event

Girls into Geoscience is aimed at girls about to undertake/taking Highers (ages 14-17) who are interested in finding out more about the geosciences and the directions it could take them. Teachers are more than welcome along too. Geoscience is a diverse subject and our talks and workshops highlight this with aspects of chemistry, biology, physics […]

Friends of Hugh Miller Fossil Collection

Online Event

The Friends of Hugh Miller would like to show you round their fossil collection with this short video by geologist Gavin Berkenheger. https://www.facebook.com/The-Friends-of-Hugh-Miller-1148338595254661/?view_public_for=1148338595254661 The organisation brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the life and exploits of one of Scotland’s greatest heros: Hugh Miller.

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

A shortened 3-day geotour based on our normal 6-day tour which has been adapted due to the Covid-19 situation. The first 2 days are based in Assynt with the third day to be based on the request of the participants. The number of participants will be restricted and participants will mostly stay in the Ullapool […]

Edinburgh Geological Society: Dalkeith Buildings (online excursion)

Online Event

The historic Royal Burgh of Dalkeith has a large number of interesting stone buildings, dating back to the 15th century. This online walking excursion along the paths and streets of Dalkeith will provide a chance to look at the use and source of building materials in the town. We can compare the weathering characteristics of […]

Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Dalkeith Buildings

The historic Royal Burgh of Dalkeith has a large number of interesting stone buildings, dating back to the 15th century. This walking excursion along the paths and streets of Dalkeith will provide a chance to look at the use and source of building materials in the town. We can compare the weathering characteristics of the […]

Scottish Fossils Online with Dr Katie Strang & Sam Mcauliffe

Online Event

During the month of October come and join the @scottishfossils team on instagram, while we explore some of the fantastic geology and fossils from around Fife! As well as lots of photos of our favourite fossils and localities, there will be live videos and recordings throughout; giving you that virtual fossil hunting experience! And of […]

Geopoetry 2020

Online Event

This event was due to take place at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. Due to the coronavirus situation it will now take place online, and we are delighted to present a programme that brings together voices from around the world while remaining firmly rooted in Scotland. Rocks have long inspired poets (refer to Burns' "O […]

Free

Virtual Walk: Siccar Point to St Abb’s Head

Online Event

The rocky coastline to the south of Siccar Point is one of the finest walks on the east coast of Scotland. Dramatic cliffs of greywacke sandstone plunge to inaccessible beaches, and everywhere you look there is evidence of intense folding and deformation associated with the closure of the Iapetus Ocean. The lonely ruins of Fast […]

£5

Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Whinny Hill, Holyrood Park

We will visit a succession of basalt lava flows from the Arthur’s Seat volcano which form Whinny Hill. There are also some minor intrusions. Organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society. Booking essential, and please read and take note of the Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines, in particular the procedures in place to minimise the […]

North Sea Core: Exploring Offshore Scotland Through Geological Core Material

Online Event

An introduction to the offshore geology of Scotland. Find out what core material is and why Geologists use it to help them understand the rocks beneath our feet. Presented by North Sea Core CIC, who spend their time collecting and redistribution these geological samples so everyone gets the chance to learn about Earth Science.

Lochaber Geopark: Cuil Bay to ‘Tiger Rock’ coastal day walk

A shoreline and moorland walk, with Cuil Bay Slates, Appin Phyllite and Limestone (with limekiln), and Transition Beds, intruded by diorites and volcanic pipes, ending at the Appin Limestone ‘Tiger Rock’ exposure, beach shingle permitting. Meet at Cuil Bay, Duror, 10.00, returning about 4pm. Walked distance about 6 kilometres, on rough coastal paths and moorland. […]

£40

‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar – Lime and the built heritage of Scotland

Online Event

Monday 5th October, 5.30-6:30pm – Lime and the built heritage of Scotland Presenter: Dr Katie Strang, Scottish Lime Centre Trust Scotland has one of the richest legacies of traditional (pre-1919) buildings and other stone structures of any country in the world, and the most common building stones are directly influenced by the local geology of […]

Free

Geological Society of London – Geoconservation Virtual Gathering 2020 Conserving life – past, present and future

Online Event

This meeting links with the Geological Society’s ‘Year of Life’ and aspects of geoconservation.  It will consider the conservation of the palaeontological record and its importance in understanding environmental change, and the influence of geodiversity on today’s biodiversity.  The meeting will explore three linked themes: How we conserve and manage the palaeontological/palaeoenvironmental record, what approaches […]

Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Kirkcaldy to Kinghorn

To examine the Lower Limestone and Limestone Coal Formations between Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy. Organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society. Booking essential, and please read and take note of the Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines, in particular the procedures in place to minimise the transmission of Coronavirus. How to Book and the Code of Conduct […]

Lochaber Geopark: Rubha na h’Earba Moine/Devonian unconformity

A shoreline and moorland walk, after a short drive south-west from Ardgour. Close to the Great Glen Tear Fault, Moine metasediments, pegmatite veins, basal Devonian unconformity, raised beach headland and an example of the Ardgour dyke swarm. If time allows, a return via Kingairloch scenic route. Meet at the Corran Ferry 10.00, returning about 4/5.00pm. […]

£40

GeoBus University of St Andrews – Ancient Volcanoes and Elie “Rubies”

Elie Shore Ruby Bay, Elie

Imagine paddling in balmy tropical seawater lapping on the shore. Inland are dense forests with volcanoes. Eruptions shake the Earth with such force that they rip up bits of the Earth’s mantle. This is Fife, 330 Million Years ago, long before dinosaurs. In this trip, Professor Adrian Finch will show you the pieces of evidence […]

Free

Virtual Walk: Dunglass to Siccar Point

Online Event

Where else on Britain’s coast can you walk through 100 million years and three geological periods? Probably nowhere! This coastal walk follows the route of James Hutton and friends on their famous journey to Siccar Point in June 1788. We begin with varied sedimentary layers from the Carboniferous Period, including lovely cliffs of pink and […]

£5

Online talk: Lava flows of Mull and Staffa, with James Westland

Online Event

Guest lecturer James Westland will transport us to Mull to explore the Staffa Lava Formation. This is the lowest member of the Mull lava pile, with spectacular exposures on Staffa and west Mull, including wonderful sets of columns and interesting inter-lava sediments with leaf beds and fossil trees. The lowest lava flows also give us […]

£5

Return of the Virtual Rock Doctors

Online Event

Send in images of your summer finds and see if the Rock Docs can identify it for you. Send in an image during the week before the event, or earlier, and it may appear in the discussion. Landscapes, rocks, minerals and fossils. All welcome, all ages (Precambrian to Recent). https://www.facebook.com/GeolSocGlasgow/

Edinburgh Geological Society: Joppa Shore (online excursion)

Online Event

The section at Joppa extends from the Upper Limestone Formation, through the Passage Formation and into the Lower Coal Measures (Carboniferous). The excellent exposures allow for study of the sedimentology in a fluvio-deltaic system (sandstones, siltstones, mudstones, ironstones, coals) with marine transgressions (limestones and shales). Evidence for palaeosols is widespread. The sequence dips to the […]

Lochaber Geopark: Ardgour to Lochaline

By car, with a series of stops from Ardgour to Lochaline. Moine metasediments, Strontian Granite, dykes, Moine/Triassic(?) unconformity, Jurassic sediments, Lochaline quartz sand, finishing with a beach Jurassic fossil hunt. An optional hill walk up to Tennyson’s Waterfall, over Mull Plateau Basalts, can be included. Meet at Corran Ferry 09.30, returning about 6.00pm. £50 per […]

£50

Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Joppa Shore

The section at Joppa extends from the Upper Limestone Formation, through the Passage Formation and into the Lower Coal Measures (Carboniferous). The excellent exposures allow for study of the sedimentology in a fluvio-deltaic system (sandstones, siltstones, mudstones, ironstones, coals) with marine transgressions (limestones and shales). Evidence for palaeosols is widespread. The sequence dips to the […]

GeoBus University of St Andrews – What can rocks tell us about the history of air?

Online Event

Today we breathe an atmosphere consisting of a blend of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon and few other trace gases. While we rightly worry about carbon dioxide, methane and ozone concentrations we don’t often think about other gases in air like oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen but these too have a varied history. This talk by […]

Online talk: The Loch Bà Ring Dyke on Mull, with James Westland

Online Event

Guest lecturer James Westland will lead us on a virtual walk on the island of Mull, which takes in geology that is of global importance. We will visit the Loch Bà Ring Dyke in fine hill scenery in central Mull. This is a chance to see a remarkable geological feature that has shaped our understanding […]

£5

Lochaber Geopark: Glen Coe

An introduction to the geology of Glen Coe, including Dalradian basement, pre-volcano land surface, rhyolite lava flows, the North Graben Fault with andesitic debris (optional, up the hillside), and a walk up to the caldera fault on Stob Mhic Mhartuin, about 5 kilometres return (also optional). Meet at the National Trust for Scotland Glen Coe […]

£65

Lochaber Geopark: Road to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig

A route through the Moine rocks of Lochaber, with ancient seabed ripples in Loch Eil Moine quartzites, highly metamorphosed Glenfinnan Moine rocks with pegmatite veins and folding in the Morar Moine rocks by the sea. Only short distances walked, about 2 kilometres in total, including a short hillside climb and a short walk to a […]

£65