Guided Walk: Building Stones of Falkland, Fife

Meet outside gates to Falkland Palace Falkland

The walk meanders through the winds and closes of the historic Royal Burgh of Falkland, inspecting the variety of stones used in the buildings. Total walking distance is 0.5km on footpaths. No booking required. Meet outside the Falkland Palace Gates at 11:00am.   An event in the Scottish Geology Festival, organised by the Scottish Geology […]

Free

Geowalks: Around Siccar Point

Siccar Point Siccar Point Car Park at the entrance to Old Cambus Quarry, Cockburnspath

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. This is an opportunity to explore Siccar Point and see it in its local context by exploring other rock outcrops along the […]

Guided Walk: No Stone Unturned – Stories of Stone and Stonecarving in Dumfries

High Steet, Dumfries High Street, Dumfries and throughout the town, Dumfries

Join the Crichton Writers in a walking tour of Dumfries exploring both the sandstone history and the finest architectural stonecarving of the town. You will be guided by historical researcher and writer JoAnne McKay, and at each stopping point will be entertained with stories and poems about the location by members of the Crichton Writers. […]

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Beach Pebble Event: Scottish Geology of Yorkshire

Beach by Filey Sailing Club Arndale Way, Filey

As part of the Scottish Geology Festival and the Yorkshire Fossil Festival, we are offering people a unique chance to use the Yorkshire coast to explore the geology of Scotland. How? By hunting for pebbles moved to Yorkshire from Scotland by glaciers! In this free event in Filey Bay, Dr Katie Strang, Secretary of the […]

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Geowalks: Arran

Welcome to the best geology in Scotland! In this tour of Arran’s geology, we will visit the site of James Hutton’s unconformity near Lochranza, a range of sedimentary rocks of different ages on the east coast, and the desert sandstones of the south with lots of interesting igneous intrusions of different sizes. We’ll be based […]

Guided Walk: A blast from the past! Eshaness, Shetland

Guided walk to discover the dramatic Eshaness coastline. An ancient volcano spewed out lava and ash to form the rocks of Eshaness. Now, 350 million years later, Atlantic storms have carved them into a spectacular array of cliffs, stacks, geos and caves. Meet 10.30am Eshaness Lighthouse, Shetland; Approx 5km / 2.5 hours. Suitable for all […]

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Beach Pebble event: Auchmithie, Angus

Auchmithie Beach

Have you ever wanted to know where the pebbles on the beach come from? How did they form? How did they get there? How long ago did all this happen? Come along to find out the geology story behind the ancient history of the Auchmithie beach pebbles! At Auchmithie you can see incredible examples of […]

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Beach Pebble event: Auchmithie, Angus

Auchmithie Beach

Have you ever wanted to know where the pebbles on the beach come from? How did they form? How did they get there? How long ago did all this happen? Come along to find out the geology story behind the ancient history of the Auchmithie beach pebbles! At Auchmithie you can see incredible examples of […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: North Berwick

Beach next to the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick The Harbour, North Berwick

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 […]

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Beach Pebble event: Spey Bay, Moray

Spey Bay Fochabers

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 […]

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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

Geowalks: Isle of Eigg

The small Hebridean island of Eigg is an enchanting mix: beautiful scenery, a surprising variety of rocks, and a friendly and innovative local community. There are many geological riches to explore, including important fossil-rich sedimentary rocks and the singing sands, fringed by sandstone cliffs cut by basalt dykes. The famous Sgùrr forms the high point […]

Beach Pebble Event: Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay

Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay

Join geologist David Webster on the beach at the west end of Uiskentuie Strand, Loch Indaal, Islay 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 […]

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Beach Pebble event and walk: Tobermory Lighthouse Path, Isle of Mull

Enjoy a geology walk along the path which runs from the edge of Tobermory to the Lighthouse at Rubha nan Gall, approx 2km to the north. Lots of good geology, very conveniently observable beside the path. Easy walking and fantastic views over to Morvern and Ardnamurchan. The walk culminates at the pebble beach just beyond […]

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Guided walk: Tombstones and Tales at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards

Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards, St Catherine's Wynd entrance, Dunfermline

Join volunteers from the Tombstones and Tales At Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards Group for a guided walk around Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards! This guided walk will look at the geology of the different gravestones and structures found within the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard. From granite formed from huge molten magma chambers deep in the Earth's crust, […]

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Guided Walk: Beneath an ancient ocean – Unst, Shetland

Guided Walk, Hagdale and Hamar, Unst. Parts of Unst were formed far beneath an ancient ocean! Find out how this has influenced the landscape and heritage of Britain’s most northerly island. Approx 6km / 2.5 hours. Suitable for all ages. Children U16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Some uneven terrain, steps and stiles. Free, […]

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Guided Walk: Building Stones of St Andrews

Meet at the West Port, west end of South Street St Andrews

Join local geologists for a guided walk around St Andrews to see a selection of stones used for over 8 centuries. The stones themselves span an age range of 550 million years. The walk is up to 2km long along footpaths. Sensible footwear is recommended as some paths may be uneven. Meet at 11am outside […]

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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 […]

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Guided Walk: Arran Geopark Gaelic Landscape Walk- Glenashdale Falls

Ashdale Bridge Ashdale Bridge, Isle of Arran

Local placenames reveal Arran's changing environments and people; featuring a waterfall, a woodland, a spot of history and plenty of craic! Join the Arran Geopark rangers for this guided walk. Walk length: 4.5 km / 2.75 miles Approx. duration: 3.5 hours Terrain: surfaced, sometimes gravelly paths, with some steep sections and steps; paths may be […]

£10.00

Guided Walk: Ancient Volcanoes and Elie “Rubies”

Ruby Bay Elie

Walk the remains of ancient volcanoes and find Elie ‘Rubies' with Professor Adrian Finch of the University of St Andrews. 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, […]

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Desert Islands and Hot Rocks! Bressay, Shetland

11am - 1pm approx Guided Walk Enjoy a guided walk to picturesque Culliesbrough with Archaeologist Chris Dyer. See how Bressay's early residents made use of the rocks around them and why some of them really were hot! 1.5km Some uneven terrain. Suitable for all ages. Children  under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult […]

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Siccar Point Open Day

Siccar Point Siccar Point Car Park at the entrance to Old Cambus Quarry, Cockburnspath

Siccar Point is one of the most important geological sites in the world, a beautiful rocky promontory on the east coast of Scotland, close to the village of Cockburnspath. It is the most important site discovered by James Hutton (1726-1797), an Edinburgh man known as the Founder of Modern Geology. Geologists from the Scottish Geology […]

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A cruise to Siccar Point

RNLI Eyemouth Lifeboat Station Eyemouth Harbour, Eyemouth

Travel back in time on this 3 hour cruise along the Berwickshire Coast from Eyemouth, past St Abb's Head, to Siccar Point 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. Booking essential: Book here […]

£45

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: Lunan Bay, Angus

Working with Lunan Bay Community Partnership, the Scottish Geology Trust as part of the Scottish Geology Festival will provide an opportunity to explore some of the local geoheritage. Join us between 11:00am - 4:00pm on the 26th September for this fantastic event! Lunan Bay is well known for its miles of sand, but have you […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Guided Walk: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh – 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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to forecast weather conditions this cruise has been postponed, we hope to be able to reschedule it for a future date (updated 3pm 1/10/21) 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 […]

£45

Beach Pebble event and walk: Mingary, Ardnamurchan

Mingary Pier Kilchoan

Apologies, this event has been cancelled. 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 […]

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Guided Walk: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh – 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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Beach Pebble event: Ardmair Bay, Wester Ross

Join geologists and volunteers from the North West Highlands Geopark and Scottish Geology Trust on the beach between 10am - 12pm 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 […]

Free

Beach Pebble event: Lamlash, Isle of Arran

Discover the story behind pebbles you find on the beach and get creative with hands-on beach activities! • Explore the variety of pebbles on Arran’s beaches. • Find out what these pebbles tell us about our island's story. • Learn about beach processes and the impact of climate change on the coast. • Get creative […]

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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

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 […]

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