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 Cockburnspath, gradually travelling back in time through […]

£14

Fossil Finders’ Drop-in Event at the Elgin Museum

Elgin Museum 1, High Street, Elgin, Moray

This drop-in event on Saturday the 23rd October, 11am-3pm, gives you a unique opportunity to share your potential fossil finds with visiting expert palaeontologists. Have your finds positively identified and, if you wish, donate them to our fossil handling box. If you require more information about this event please email EMfossilfinders@gmail.com This free event has […]

Free

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

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 […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

The Highlands Controversy unfolded during the mid to late 19th century when the early geologists began to study the rocks of the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Initial surveys carried out by the official Geological Survey led by Roderick Murchison and Archibald Geikie began to be questioned by ‘amateur’ geologists who had discovered a number inconsistencies […]

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 […]

Geology & Geopoetics: a Virtual Conversation

Online Event

Two Emeritus Professors - Patrick Corbett and John Gordon - discuss how geology is fundamental to geopoetics using the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset as a case study. Kenneth White (founder of the International Institute of Geopoetics) has written: “Taking geology as ground-level, (geopoetics) is a new way of being human and of living a […]

Donation

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 […]

Arran Walking Holiday

Here at the Lochranza Outdoor Education & Activity Centre we have recently started offering walking holidays, opening up our facilities for an all-inclusive week of guided walks around the island. Now anybody who fancies learning a little bit more about Arran's fascinating geology, wildlife and landscapes - whilst getting the full benefit of spectacular island […]

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 […]

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