Geo-Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Geo-Natter by the Geological Society of Glasgow is held every second Wednesday from 1:30 - 3pm at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. 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 […]

Open Day at Fossil Grove, Glasgow

Fossil Grove, Glasgow Victoria Park, Glasgow

Head along to an Open Day at Fossil Grove between 12-4pm on Sunday 21st August! You'll have the opportunity to see the awesome 330 million year old fossilised forest and learn all about the incredible geoheritage of the area.  The open days are organised and run by volunteers of the Fossil Grove Trust. 

Free

Geo-Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Geo-Natter by the Geological Society of Glasgow is held every second Wednesday from 1:30 - 3pm at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. 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 […]

Agate Display at Montrose Museum

Montrose Museum

Montrose has long been famous for its agates. With ease of travel and more leisure time today many sites are in danger of being over-collected. However, we are fortunate that there is still scope for anyone to collect agate pebbles from our beaches each year after winter storms have eroded more agates from their nesting […]

Free

Festival Launch Event: James Hutton, the founder of modern geology

The James Hutton Institute Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen

The James Hutton Institute and the Scottish Geology Trust are proud to host A conversation on James Hutton: the man and his legacy with Alan McKirdy at the James Hutton Institute, Craigiebucker, Aberdeen on 1st September 2022, 1600 – 1830 hours. Chaired by Clare Bond, University of Aberdeen. Given the wide-ranging impact that James Hutton’s […]

Beach Pebbles of Auchmithie and HAAR Heritage Weekend

Auchmithie Beach

The Auchmithie HAAR Heritage Weekend has added the wonderful local geology to its programme! At Auchmithie you can see incredible examples of sandstone conglomerate cliffs formed by a giant Mississippi sized river that once flowed over vast parts of the land over 370 million years ago. There will be an accessible and informative presentation each […]

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club – Open Saturday

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Lapidary is the art and craft of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or minerals and turning them into beautiful creations that can be used as jewellery or ornaments. Founded in 1958, in the oldest Club of its type in Britain, our aim is to 'encourage an interest in natural minerals and the craftsmanship related […]

Free

Beach Pebbles of Auchmithie and HAAR Heritage Weekend

Auchmithie Beach

The Auchmithie HAAR Heritage Weekend has added the wonderful local geology to its programme! At Auchmithie you can see incredible examples of sandstone conglomerate cliffs formed by a giant Mississippi sized river that once flowed over vast parts of the land over 370 million years ago. There will be an accessible and informative presentation each […]

Geo-Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

What better way to celebrate the Scottish Geology Festival 2022 than Geo-Natter?! Organised by the Geological Society of Glasgow, Geo-Natter is held every second Wednesday from 1:30 - 3pm at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. These informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring […]

Bearsden Shark – Doors Open Day Exhibition

New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden

Head along to the New Kilpatrick Parish Church in Bearsden to see a fascinating exhibition about the discovery of the 330-million-year-old Bearsden Shark in the Manse Burn exactly 40 years ago! There will also be children's art inspired by the find. There will be a Shark Treasure Hunt (with prizes for all young participants) which […]

Free

Beach Pebbles at Lunan Bay

Lunan Bay Farm Shop And Cafe Lunan Home Farm

Lunan Bay is well known for its miles of sand, but have you ever wondered what lies beneath? The river Lunan over millions of years has cut a path through the bedrock, forming a valley, and exiting into the sea at the centre of the bay. At either end of the beach are a mixture […]

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club – Open Saturday

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Lapidary is the art and craft of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or minerals and turning them into beautiful creations that can be used as jewellery or ornaments. Founded in 1958, in the oldest Club of its type in Britain, our aim is to 'encourage an interest in natural minerals and the craftsmanship related […]

Free

POSTPONED: Violent Volcanoes and Fabulous Fossils with the Shetland Geological Society

Peerie Foxes Nursery (Old Salvation Army Building, Lerwick)

This event has been postponed. More information on the rescheduled date to be confirmed. As part of this year's Scottish Geology Festival join the Shetland Geological Society for a drop-in event about all things Violent Volcanoes and Fabulous Fossils! The session will run between 2pm - 4:30pm at the Peerie Foxes Nursery, 45 North Rd, […]

Free

Beach Pebbles at Lunan Bay and fluorescent minerals display

Lunan Bay Farm Shop And Cafe Lunan Home Farm

Lunan Bay is well known for its miles of sand, but have you ever wondered what lies beneath? The river Lunan over millions of years has cut a path through the bedrock, forming a valley, and exiting into the sea at the centre of the bay. At either end of the beach are a mixture […]

Picking up the Pieces – Shetland’s Geological Jigsaw

UHI Scalloway Campus

Picking up the Pieces - Shetland's Geological Jigsaw - A talk by Allen Fraser.  Venue address - UHI Scalloway Campus, Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0UN U16s must be accompanied by an adult.     An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover - Support […]

Free

Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Display of Scottish agates - lapidary work - Scottish rocks and minerals Children - hands on stone polishing, see minerals / sands under the microscope This event is free with admission to Dynamic Earth. An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover - Support - […]

Free

William Smith Lecture at the Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Scarborough Spa

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is back again from the 16th–18th September 2022, in Scarborough, UK! Join Scottish Geology Trust Trustee and Festival Director Dr Katie Strang for the William Smith lecture on the Saturday! The talk titled "Jaws & Jobbies: Palaeokatie's Guide to Ancient Life in the Age of Coal" will look at the incredible […]

Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Display of Scottish agates - lapidary work - Scottish rocks and minerals Children - hands on stone polishing, see minerals / sands under the microscope This event is free with admission to Dynamic Earth. An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover - Support - […]

Free

Doors Open Day at Fossil Grove, Glasgow

Fossil Grove, Glasgow Victoria Park, Glasgow

Fossil Grove in Victoria Park, Glasgow houses a unique collection of fossil trees, formed 330 million years ago. Marvel at this piece of ancient history in the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Park. A guided tour will take you through of the interior of the Fossil Grove building to view the 330 million year old trees. […]

Free

CANCELLED – Meet the Scientists at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

This event has been cancelled.  Scotland's marine heritage spans hundreds of millions of years and evidence of these ancient oceans can be found in some of our rocks! Back in the Carboniferous Period, Scotland lay close to the equator and experienced a hot and humid climate, with times of sea level rise that covered parts […]

Christopher Horsley: Drawn to Fire – Kirkcaldy

The Old Kirk 40 Kirkwynd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EH

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Drawn to Fire by Christopher Horsley. Having explored some of the most active volcanoes in the world, adventurer Christopher Horsley is drawn to the fires that created our planet. Capturing the beauty of these naturally destructive creators has led him closer to the edge of volcanic craters […]

Christopher Horsley: Drawn to Fire – Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh Lecture Theatre A, 40 George Square, Edinburgh

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Drawn to Fire by Christopher Horsley. 21st September 2:15 - 2:45pm.  Having explored some of the most active volcanoes in the world, adventurer Christopher Horsley is drawn to the fires that created our planet. Capturing the beauty of these naturally destructive creators has led him closer to […]

£10

Ice Age Fauna of Scotland and the Loch Ryan Mammoths

Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust 75 George Street, Stranraer

Ice Age Fauna of Scotland and the Loch Ryan Mammoths - Discover the wildlife that lived in Scotland during the Ice Ages and find out about the recent mammoth bone finds from Loch Ryan, Stranraer. Andrew Kitchener, principle curator of vertebrates at National Museum of Scotland, presents a talk about creatures that lived in Scotland […]

Free

Christopher Horsley: Drawn to Fire – Glasgow

The Glasgow Academy The Watson Auditorium , Colebrooke Street, Glasgow

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Drawn to Fire by Christopher Horsley. 21st September 7:30 - 9pm.  Having explored some of the most active volcanoes in the world, adventurer Christopher Horsley is drawn to the fires that created our planet. Capturing the beauty of these naturally destructive creators has led him closer to […]

£10

Tour of the National Museums Scotland collection

National Museums Collection Center National Museums Collection Centre, 242 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Join the curators of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland for a behind the scenes tour of the rock, mineral, meteorite and gemstone collections stored at the National Museums Collection Center. See fantastic mineral specimens from some of Scotland’s famous localities, examples of classic Scottish rock types, Scotland’s largest meteorite, and other fantastic specimens collected […]

Free

Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club – Doors Open Day

Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith

Since it started in 1958, The Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club has revived and fostered one of Scotland’s traditional crafts. That is the craft of The lapidary. The club is a workshop and meeting place such as was once an integral part of life in the Edinburgh streets and closes throughout the 19th and early […]

Short talk on Agates at Montrose Museum

Montrose Museum

Have you ever asked what an agate actually is and where it came from? Or where and how to find them? Perhaps your just wondering about the myriad colours and the complex banding you often see in the polished specimens at the museum in Montrose? Come along and find out as local Geologist, Robert Scott […]

Free

Wee World Changers: Time Travellers at the Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum Glasgow

Travel through time with rocks and Romans at the Hunterian Museum! Join The Hunterian on Saturday the 24th of September to jump back in time on a journey of discovery, imagination and creativity. Drop in anytime between 10.30pm and 2.30pm. First stop - Antonine Wall Explore our Roman Antonine Wall display through the imagined stories […]

Free

Collecting, cutting and polishing rocks and fossils, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Palette 151, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, Edinburgh, East Lothian

Leith Lapidary Club, supported by Edinburgh Palette and the Scottish Geology Trust, will be running a two day event in Edinburgh Palette. Follow signs from the London Road entrance to the club!. Drop in on Saturday between 11am - 5pm, and Sunday between 12pm - 4pm. There will be a wide selection of Scottish rocks and […]

Free

Collecting, cutting and polishing rocks and fossils, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Palette 151, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE, Edinburgh, East Lothian

Leith Lapidary Club, supported by Edinburgh Palette and the Scottish Geology Trust, will be running a two day event in Edinburgh Palette. Follow signs from the London Road entrance to the club! Drop in on Saturday between 11am - 5pm, and Sunday between 12pm - 4pm. There will be a wide selection of Scottish rocks […]

Free

St Duthac Book Festival talk – “Hutton’s Arse”

Royal Hotel, Tain Pop-Up Bookshop

Peter Harrison took up the challenge of revising and updating an original text produced in 2005 by Dr Malcolm Rider. Just the blink of a geological eye. Peter has lived for 40 years in the northwest Highlands working as a teacher and geoscience educator. He now leads geotours for the North West Highlands UNESCO Global […]

Tour of the National Museums Scotland collection

National Museums Collection Center National Museums Collection Centre, 242 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This event has been rescheduled from Monday 19th September.  Join the curators of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland for a behind the scenes tour of the rock, mineral, meteorite and gemstone collections stored at the National Museums Collection Center. See fantastic mineral specimens from some of Scotland’s famous localities, examples of classic Scottish rock […]

Free

Colin Ballantyne: Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes – Dumfries

Easterbrook Hall The Crichton, Gilchrist Room, Bankhead Road, Dumfries

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Colin Ballantyne - Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes: A Geomorphological Odyssey Scotland’s mountain landscapes are remarkably diverse, encompassing the isolated sandstone summits of the far north-west, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, and the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient […]

Course: Geology of the Lothians

Center for Open Learning Centre for Open Learning, The University of Edinburgh, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

The rocks around Edinburgh tell a story of changing conditions over the last 500 million years. We will explore the volcanic activity that has created igneous rock and discover how different environments in the past have created a range of sedimentary rocks, many of which have been used by people. Tuesdays from 27th September 2022 […]

£155

Colin Ballantyne: Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes – Borders

Scottish Borders Campus Nether Road, Galashiels

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Colin Ballantyne - Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes: A Geomorphological Odyssey Scotland’s mountain landscapes are remarkably diverse, encompassing the isolated sandstone summits of the far north-west, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, and the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient […]

£10

Geo-Natter at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

What better way to celebrate the Scottish Geology Festival 2022 than Geo-Natter?! Organised by the Geological Society of Glasgow, Geo-Natter is held every second Wednesday from 1:30 - 3pm at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. These informal meets are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded rock enthusiasts and chat all things geological and palaeontological! You can bring […]

Colin Ballantyne: Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes – Ayr

The Council Chambers Ayr Town Hall, Ayr

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Colin Ballantyne - Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes: A Geomorphological Odyssey Scotland’s mountain landscapes are remarkably diverse, encompassing the isolated sandstone summits of the far north-west, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, and the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient […]

£10

Course: Earth Science: An Introduction

Center for Open Learning Centre for Open Learning, The University of Edinburgh, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Geology is a broad subject covering the spectrum of scale, from the whole planet down to a grain of sand and even into the atomic in the ages of rocks and minerals. This course takes us from Earth’s cosmic neighbourhood to the planet’s interior and back up on to its surface via plate tectonics, volcanism, […]

£155

Colin Ballantyne: Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes – Helensburgh

Victoria Halls Sinclair Street, Helensburgh

Part of the RSGS Inspiring People talks programme. Colin Ballantyne - Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes: A Geomorphological Odyssey Scotland’s mountain landscapes are remarkably diverse, encompassing the isolated sandstone summits of the far north-west, the serrated ridges of Skye, the tor-studded granite plateaux of the Cairngorms, and the rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Born on ancient […]

£10

Portobello Book Festival: Speaking to us from the past

Hugh Miller, stonemason, pioneer geologist and fossil-hunter, ground-breaking popular science writer, folklorist, crusading newspaper editor and man of faith, spent the last years of his life in Portobello. In this session Larissa Reid, freelance science writer, poet and member of The Friends of Hugh Miller, and Elsa Panciroli, Highland palaeontologist and author of Beasts Before Us and The […]

Scottish Rocks, Minerals and Fossils at the Scottish Deer Centre

Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar

As part of this year's Scottish Geology Festival, the Scottish Deer Centre will be holding a rock, mineral and fossil weekend. In conjunction with the Scottish Geology Trust, a wide range of examples of what can be found in Scotland will be displayed, much of it from local sources. Fossils older than dinosaurs, agates from […]

Scottish Rocks, Minerals and Fossils at the Scottish Deer Centre

Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar

As part of this year's Scottish Geology Festival, the Scottish Deer Centre will be holding a rock, mineral and fossil weekend. In conjunction with the Scottish Geology Trust, a wide range of examples of what can be found in Scotland will be displayed, much of it from local sources. Fossils older than dinosaurs, agates from […]

The Shifting Shingle of Kingston

Garmouth and Kingston Community Hub

As part of the Scottish Geology Festival 2022 you are invited to come along to The Hub to find out more about the shifting shingle of Kingston from Geology experts! This is a free drop in event where there will be activities for all ages. This event is organised by the Kingston and Garmouth Community […]

EGS Public Lecture: Scotland’s Fossils

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Our public lecture will explore the amazing variety of fossils in Scotland, covering hundreds of millions of years of evolution from the corals and sharks of the Carboniferous to the dinosaurs and pterosaurs of Skye. Our expert panel of palaeontologists will guide you through the history of life recorded in Scotland’s sedimentary rocks with time […]

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club – Open Saturday

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club Quality Yard, 20 Maritime Lane off Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Lapidary is the art and craft of cutting, shaping and polishing rough stones or minerals and turning them into beautiful creations that can be used as jewellery or ornaments. Founded in 1958, in the oldest Club of its type in Britain, our aim is to 'encourage an interest in natural minerals and the craftsmanship related […]

Free

Hugh Miller 220

NTS Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum Church Street, Cromarty, Highland

Join us at Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage this October as we celebrate the life and legacy of Cromarty’s most famous resident on his 220th birthday! Fossil hunter, folklorist, man of faith, stonemason, geologist, editor, writer and social justice campaigner – Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His quests and […]

Rosemary Hutton lecture: One hundred thousand years in the life of Earth’s magnetic field

Grant Institute he King’s Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh

One hundred thousand years in the life of Earth’s magnetic field Cathy Constable, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego The geological record documenting the existence of Earth’s magnetic field extends several billion years in the past, but it is only for more recent times that it […]

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 […]