Exhibition: At the Water’s Edge – Tetrapods, at Elgin Museum

Elgin Museum 1, High Street, Elgin

A new exhibition at Elgin Museum gives an opportunity to view fossils from one of the world's oldest tetrapods, Elginerpeton pancheni. The bones of this transitional species provide crucial evidence […]

Free

Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano: self-guided tour

Holyrood Park Queen's Drive, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city of hills, and Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park is one of the most striking. This steep, craggy hill is actually the remains of an ancient volcano […]

Free

Online Video: Enlightenment Rocks – Curious

Online Event

Glen Tilt is central to the history of geology because it was one of the sites where James Hutton (1726-97), the father of modern geology, devised his ideas about deep […]

Scottish Fossils Online

Online Event

Over the course of the Scottish Geology Festival the Scottish Fossils team will be posting our favourite fossils over on Instagram and Facebook (@scottishfossils)! Scotland has a rich and varied […]

Free

BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors Podcast

Online Event

In celebration of the Scottish Geology Festival, Mark Stephen went to the beach with Festival organisers Drs Katie Strang and Angus Miller and talked geology. Podcast available until early October […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

Under the guidance of the Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison, the Geopark Tour is aimed at helping you understand and interpret the unique geology of the Geopark. Over the course of […]

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 […]

Free

Online Course: Geology of Scotland – session 3

Online Event

The Northern Highlands Terrane has basement rocks almost 3000 million years old (Lewisian Complex) that are mostly covered by the Proterozoic rocks of the Moine supergroup. These were deposited as […]

Free

Online Talk: Secrets of the North Sea

Online Event

The UK economy has greatly benefited from drilling exploration and production in the North Sea over several decades. And we are well aware that we have contributed to climate change […]

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 […]

£50

Online Talk: Hydrocarbon to Geothermal Well Conversion Insights

Online Event

Geothermal energy currently plays a small role in meeting the world's energy demand, and commercial production has been mainly focused on high-temperature, often volcanic formations that limit development to certain […]

Free

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free

Short Course: Geology of Scotland’s Hills

Online Event

Scotland is renowned for its beautiful and varied mountain scenery. Look beneath the surface to discover a long and complex geological history that has produced a wide range of rock […]

Online Course: Geology of Scotland – session 4

Online Event

The Grampian Terrane has basement rocks about 1800 million years old (Badenoch group and Rhinns Complex) buried under the Proterozoic rocks of the Dalradian supergroup on the mainland and its […]

Free

Short Course: Geology of Scotland’s Coast

Online Event

Scotland has an amazing coastline of cliffs and beaches, firths and sea lochs, headlands and islands. This coastline reflects Scotland’s geological history, which has resulted in a varied range of […]