Beach Pebble event: Portobello, Edinburgh

Beach at Kings Road, Portobello Kings Place, Portobello, Edinburgh

* UPDATED LOCATION*  This event will now be held on the beach in front of Kings Road, not to the west. Look for the Beach Pebble event sign and volunteers in blue shirts! Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach for some hands-on activities to explore the stories hidden in […]

Free

Guided Walk: Beneath Ben Nevis; stories in the shadows

Ben Nevis North Face Car Park, Torlundy

A guided walk exploring the geology and landscape stories of Ben Nevis. For many people it is all about standing on the top of the UK’s tallest mountain however, if you want to get a true feel for its character then there is no better place to be than beneath the imposing north face. The […]

£50

Beach Pebble event and walk: Iona

Enjoy a geological walk in on of the most amazing islands off the west coast. The walk culminates at the glorious pebble beach of Columna's Bay, where the variety and colour of the pebbles is stunning. See how many you can find, identify and challenge the guide with! Free, no booking required. Meet at the […]

Free

Guided Walk: Fossil Hunting at Pittenweem

West Braes West Braes, Pittenweem

The rocks surrounding Pittenweem represent a time around 330 million years ago when the temperatures were tropical, seas were rich with marine life, and land had the first dense forests with enormous trees. Come for a walk along the shore between Pittenweem and Pathhead at low tide with geologist Dr Catherine Rose and hunt for […]

Free

Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Seafield, Kirkcaldy

Seafield Beach Seafield Shore, Seafield Road, Kirkcaldy

Come and hunt for fossils at Seafield shore with Dr. Katie Strang and GeoBus! The rocks at Seafield are around 330 million years old, deposited at a time when Scotland lay close to the equator and experienced a hot and humid climate. Come along and chat to geologists to find out all about the ancient […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Innellan, Argyll

Innellan, Argyll & Bute Shore Road, Innellan

Innellan is 4 miles south of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula. The Highland Boundary Fault, which separates metamorphic slates and schists to the north from Devonian sandstones to the south, passes through Innellan and is exposed on the beach, together with some exotic serpentinites. The Innellan Beach Pebble Day will focus on the rocks and […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Stranraer Beach, Dumfries and Galloway

Agnew Park Beach, Stranraer Agnew Park Beach, Stranraer

Experts will help you discover the story behind pebbles you find on the beach. Red sandstones from nearby cliffs laid down 300 million years ago in a desert, stones from Ailsa Craig and and even a mammoth bone transported to the beach by the action of ice and water. Visit the beach and see what […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Milldown Beach, near Coldingham, Berwickshire

Milldown Beach, just south of Coldingham Bay, Berwickshire.

Come meet up with geologists and biologists who will help you explore the variety of pebbles, how they were formed and how this links to the types of wildlife that can live in the area. This is a drop in event, so you can turn up at a time that suits you and spend as […]

FREE

Beach Pebble event: Dunbar, East Lothian

Beach next to the Swimming Pool, Dunbar Bayswell Road, Dunbar

Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach for some hands-on activities to explore the stories hidden in every pebble. We’ll discover an amazing variety of pebbles, find out where they come from and what they tell us about Scotland’s geology. We’ll also find out why the beach looks the way […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Tollbooth Museum 3 Old Pier, Stonehaven

Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach for some hands-on activities to explore the stories hidden in every pebble. We’ll discover an amazing variety of pebbles, find out where they come from and what they tell us about Scotland’s geology. We’ll also find out why the beach looks the way […]

Free

Guided Walk: Kildonan Geology & Wildlife Walk with Arran Ranger Service

Kildonan Village Hall Kildonan

Explore a dramatic period in Arran’s past, discover evidence of prehistoric beasts, and spot modern day wildlife A joint event with Arran Ranger Service. There will be an Arran Geopark guide and a National Trust for Scotland ranger leading this walk. Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles Approx. duration: 4 hours Terrain: road, track, […]

£20.00

Short Course: Landscape & Geology of Edinburgh – Beginner

What makes Edinburgh special? Through a series of short walks in and around the city centre, we will explore how has the city’s landscape been created, and how the geology and landscape of Edinburgh has influenced the development of the city. We will explore Edinburgh's geological past, and discover how the landscape has slowly evolved […]

Excursion: Glen Roy; a geological mystery

Glen Roy road end, by Brae Roy Lodge Glen Roy, Highland

A guided walk exploring the remote northern end of Glen Roy, Lochaber. Famed for its ‘Parallel Roads’ a geological phenomenon which attracts visitors from all over the world it is a beautiful, rugged glen where both nature and people have left their mark. We will discover the mystery and controversy behind the Parallel Roads story […]

£50

Guided Walk: Glen Sannox and Blue Rocks, Arran

Glen Cottage Sannox Beach Car Park, Sannox, Arran

Venture into the glacial landscape of Glen Sannox, learn about Arran's industrial heritage, and find evidence of sea-level change. Walk length: 4 km / 3 miles Approx. duration: 3 hours Terrain: road, surfaced path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery. Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t […]

£10.00

Excursion: North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Extended Weekend Geotour

Extended weekend tour comprising days 2,3,5 & 6 of the full tour 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 […]

Guided Walk: Holyrood Park: The Coolest Walk on Earth

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh

First in a series of two walks. Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a 3-hour guided walk to discover how the landscape of Holyrood Park has been shaped and sculpted by ice through the ages. Explore areas of the park to learn how to identify distinctive land features left by glaciers. Spaces limited. […]

Free

A Cruise to Lamberton Skerrs

RNLI Eyemouth Lifeboat Station Eyemouth Harbour, Eyemouth

Travel back in time on this 3-hour cruise along the Berwickshire Coast from Eyemouth, past Burnmouth Caves to Lamberton Skerrs and back. There will be a geological and a wildlife guide on board to tell you all about the geology, wildlife and local history that we encounter on the journey. Eyemouth’s floating pontoons and the […]

£45

Beach Pebble event and walk: Mingary, Ardnamurchan

Mingary Pier Kilchoan

Starting at the ferry slipway at Mingary, this is a  gentle stroll among a fascinating geological landscape where there is an amazing variety of geological features in the one relatively small area. Find out why Ardnamurchan is such an important geological locality and gain an insight into the processes that have shaped it.  The walk […]

Free

Guided Walk: Holyrood Park: Hot Rocks

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh

Second in a series of two walks. Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a 3 hour guided walk to discover the fascinating geological history of Holyrood Park. Discover fossilised lagoons, walk on lava and find out more about Edinburgh’s own James Hutton (the father of modern geology). Route contains rough tracks, uneven and […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Kirkcudbright Beach

The Dhoon beach, Kirkcudbright The Dhoon, Kirkcudbright

Experts will help you discover the story behind pebbles you find on the beach. Sandstones from nearby cliffs laid down 430 million years ago in a deep ocean, granite transported by ice and water to the beach by the action of ice and water and rocks formed in a volcanic vent and exposed on a […]

Free

Arthur’s Seat Volcano Trail

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh

An opportunity to discover Edinburgh’s volcano during a walk in Holyrood Park! Learn about the 340 million year history of Arthur’s Seat, from tropical lagoons to volcanic eruptions and shaping by glaciers, as well as how climate change may change this landscape in the future. At this drop-in event, SGT geologists will interpret the landscape […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Starney Bay, St Abbs, Berwickshire

Starney Bay, the first beach you reach on the coast path between the village of St Abbs and the lighthouse, Berwickshire.

Come meet up with geologists and biologists who will help you explore the variety of pebbles, how they were formed and how this links to the types of wildlife that can live in the area. This is a drop in event, so you can turn up at a time that suits you and spend as […]

Free

Beach Pebble Event: Limekilns, West Fife

Limekilns, KY11

Join geologists and volunteers from the Scottish Geology Trust on the beach between 11:00am – 2:00pm for some hands-on activities to explore the stories hidden in every pebble. We’ll discover an amazing variety of pebbles, find out where they come from and what they tell us about Scotland’s geology. We’ll also find out why the […]

Free

Guided Walk: Building Stones of Inverness

Join Andy Moffat for an exploration of the building stones of Inverness. From granite to larvikite and from Caithness to Rajasthan, Andy will guide attendants through the geology of the city's decorative stones. A follow-up event to the lecture held on 11th October, this guided walk will bring the stones talked about to life. Booking […]

£5.00

Geologists’ Association conference 2021 in Edinburgh

Surgeons Quarters, Edinburgh Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

The Geologists' Association annual conference comes to Edinburgh from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 October 2021, in partnership with the Edinburgh Geological Society. On Friday afternoon there will be a guided tour of the geology section at the National Museum of Scotland, and in the early evening a reception at the Playfair Library with a […]

Tours of the Fossil Grove, Glasgow

Fossil Grove, Glasgow Victoria Park, Glasgow

Geological tours of the Fossil Grove and the Quarry Knowe in Victoria Park, Glasgow. Eleven trees in their growth positions dating back 330 million years ago when this part of Scotland was at the equator. The earth's climate was different then too and the tours will explore links between past and present climates. Free, no […]

Free