Scourie Rocks Virtual Public Event

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You are warmly invited to join us to explore Scourie Rocks – a proposed new visitor attraction housing the world class Shelley Collection of rocks, crystals, minerals & fossils led by Scourie Community Development Company. The team behind Scourie Rocks will take you on a journey through the concept of Scourie Rocks in a ‘Virtual […]

360° View – Scotland’s Geological Assets (Online Meeting)

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The Scottish Geology Trust is organising an online meeting on Thursday 25 June. This will incorporate a short Special General Meeting of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, where members will be asked to support the dissolution of the Forum and a transfer of assets to the new Trust. The main focus of the meeting will be […]

‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar

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Scotland's geology and the university sector Presenter: Graham McLeod, University of Leeds and other contributors What does Scotland's geology have to offer universities and students as a fieldwork location? Are there other opportunities for the geological community to get involved with and support undergraduate learning? We would also like to explore the wider picture, in […]

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‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar

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Geoconservation in Scotland: past, present and future Presenter: Colin MacFadyen, NatureScot Colin’s presentation will provide an overview of geoconservation in Scotland from its origins to the present day, including key issues for the future. This will include a brief explanation of the different designations for geological sites of local, national and international importance. A question […]

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‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar

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Geology for Communities Presenter: Don Stewart, geologist, President of Aberdeen Geological Society, and SGT Trustee There are successful examples across Scotland of local communities working with geologists to help promote an interesting story, adding to the visitor experience and supporting peoples’ awareness and pride of their area. The Scottish Geology Trust recognises this process as […]

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GeoBus University of St Andrews – Geology at Dundee Law

Geology at Dundee Law, to see the Law's volcanic rock, the grey granite of the memorial, and the geology of the stunning view. Come for a talk by Rosalind Garton, University of St Andrews. Numbers limited to 20 – Booking required. Children with adults welcome.

Free

Lochaber Geopark: Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan, shore and moorland day walk

A coastal geology walk from the Camas nan Geall viewpoint, westwards beneath Ben Hiant. Lots of dykes, cone sheets and volcanic debris flows, plus a chambered cairn (remains), church ruins and cross slabs. One small stream to cross, no bridge. If time permits, on the walk back, a detour via the Bourblaige abandoned township. Possible […]

£50

Jurassic fossils from Skye and Eigg with Elsa Panciroli and colleagues

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Scotland is increasingly well-known for its Middle Jurassic vertebrate fossils. These are mostly found on the Isles of Skye and Eigg, and include dinosaur footprints and bones, and pterosaurs, crocodiles, turtles and early mammals. The Middle Jurassic is an important time in animal evolution, but vertebrate fossils from this period are globally rare. In this […]

£5

‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar

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Scotland’s marine geology: geodiversity, biodiversity and the green economy Presenter: Robert Gatliff, Board member of the Scottish Geology Trust, previously President of Edinburgh Geological Society, and formerly Science Director for Energy & Marine Geology at BGS We’ve all heard about North Sea oil and gas, and even though it is a lot harder to see […]

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Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Blackford Hill

Examine the Geology of Blackford Hill and Hermitage of Braid. Organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society. Booking essential, and please read and take note of the Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines, in particular the procedures in place to minimise the transmission of Coronavirus. How to Book and the Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines

Online talk: How geology shapes Scotland

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Everywhere you look in Scotland, you can see the influence of geology in shaping the landscape and affecting where people have settled, how the land has been used and what resources have been available. Scotland has had an amazing geological past, this wee piece of continental crust records a palimpsest of episode after episode of […]

£5

Geolidays on Arran

Lochranza Outdoor Centre Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Geology Holiday – Lochranza Centre August 8th – 14th, 2020 September 19th – 25th, 2020 Fancy a Geoliday? Lochranza Centre is hosting a 5 day fieldwork inclusive of full board, accommodation and instruction for £425 per person. Contact stuart@lochranzacentre.co.uk for more details. Limited availability due to safety, so please act fast.

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Geotour

A shortened 3-day geotour based on our normal 6-day tour which has been adapted due to the Covid-19 situation. The first 2 days are based in Assynt with the third day to be based on the request of the participants. The number of participants will be restricted and participants will mostly stay in the Ullapool […]

GeoBus University of St Andrews – Fossil Hunting at Pittenweem

Pittenweem 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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Lochaber Geopark: Onich Shore section afternoon walk

Taking advantage of a very low tide, a short coastal walk across a classic Dalradian section, with Ballachulish Slates, Appin Quartzites and Appin Limestone formations. A beach and rock walk, returning either on the shore or on the A82 cycle path. Meet point at the North Ballachulish View Point and picnic site, 13.30, low water […]

£20

Online talk: Edinburgh, Geology City

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Edinburgh, more than any other city in the world, wears its geology with pride. It is the reason the city is here in the first place, and the variety of sedimentary and igneous rocks creates the sense of place and landscape of the city, and shapes patterns of habitation and transport. Historically, geology has provided […]

£5

Virtual Geo-Tour of the Fossil Grove and Quarry Knowe, Victoria Park, Glasgow

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A virtual field trip to the Fossil Grove, including a description of the geology of the preserved trees and their geological and historical settings. Discussion of the conservation, preservation and display issues and the future of the site. https://geologyglasgow.org.uk/events/

Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Wardie Shore

Wardie shore in north Edinburgh has been a favourite with geologists and palaeontologists since the early 19th century. The famous palaeoichthyologists Agassiz and Traquair described numerous fish from Wardie and work on the site was rejuvenated in the 1970’s by the late Stan Wood. Despite such iconic status Wardie has never received a detailed study […]

Online talk: Fife Fossils with Dr Katie Strang

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The fossil record around Fife marks an exciting period in the Early Carboniferous widely known as the ‘Golden Age of Sharks’, which occurred after the end Devonian mass extinction event which wiped out ~75% of species on Earth, including many lineages of fish that once swam and ruled the oceans. This allowed sharks to dominate, […]

£5

Virtual field trip: the Braid and Blackford Hills, Edinburgh

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The Braid and Blackford Hills dominate the landscape of south Edinburgh and are two large tapered masses of volcanic rock. In this virtual geology walk, we’ll travel across the hills, to discover two main lava flows of different composition with a thin layer of ash in between. We will explore the volcanic history of the […]

Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture 2020

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The Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture 2020 Chip Shops and Drain Cleaners: the Weird World of the Triassic Dr Nick Fraser, Head of the Department of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland The Triassic is notorious for some of the strangest vertebrates ever to have lived. Fossil assemblages around the world exhibit incredibly different types of fauna […]

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Edinburgh Geological Society Excursion: Siccar Point

Siccar Point is described as the most important geological site in the world. It demonstrates an unconformity between two sets of strata and was used by James Hutton to support his world-shaking ideas of geological time and natural processes. We will visit the Old Red Sandstone exposures at Pease Bay before walking out to Siccar […]

Lochaber Geopark: The abandoned Corrantee Lead Mine, forest and moorland hill day walk

A walk up a hillside to the Corrantee Lead Mine, using the forest track from Polloch. Augen Gneiss Moine rocks, then the abandoned lead mine and buildings (very rough ground). Meet at Corran Ferry 09.00, Strontian 10.00, returning about 4/5.00pm. Walked distance about 6 kilometres; the forest road is steep in places. £50 per person. […]

£50

‘Why geology matters in Scotland’ Online Seminar

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Why are Scotland’s Landscapes Important? Presenter: Rachel Tennant, Chair of Landscape Institute Scotland and Co-Chair of Scotland’s Landscape Alliance Rachel Tennant introduces the work of Scotland’s Landscape Alliance and discusses how Scotland’s landscape should be recognised as part of the critical infrastructure and solutions needed to tackle the changes required to address climate change, public […]

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Online talk: Mull – a Geological Journey, with James Westland

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Join Mull geologist James Westland (mullgeology.net) for a tour of the best places to see the geology of Mull, taking in the highlights of the amazing geology of the area including Iona and Staffa. We will explore the story of volcanic activity around 60 million years ago as well as visiting the older underlying rocks.

£5