Geowalks: A walk across East Lothian

Online Event

Shetland and Orkney, Scotland’s northern archipelagos, have their own unique landscapes and sense of place, largely derived from their geological diversity. However despite their differences, there are many common geological links between the island groups and the Scottish Highlands. We find many of the same rock types but with additional geological riches, and an intense […]

North west Highlands Geopark: Trees, Climate and the Act of Union

Online Event

The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark invites you to a A virtual talk by Rob Wilson of St Andrews University. Our climate is changing. Over the coming decades, it is likely that Scotland will get warmer, wetter and stormier. But how much has Scotland warmed in recent decades. How does this current warming compare to […]

Geowalks: “Mull Rocks” – why is Mull’s geology so special? with James Westland

Online Event

The island of Mull (and other islands nearby) are deservedly famous for its geology. From the awesome columns of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave to the world-famous Loch Bà Ring Dyke, there are hundreds of great geological localities to explore. This talk will take a trip through time starting with the ancient Lewisian Gneiss of Iona […]

Fossils in Fife (on Zoom)

Online Event

Join in a chat all about fossils with Dr Katie Strang from Scottish Fossils Instagram Team. Katie is a fossil aficionado and spends a lot of time fossil hunting and exploring the fascinating geodiversity of Scotland. During this live Zoom session, Katie will be providing a short 1-0-1 on fossil hunting in Fife, including an […]

James Croll – from Janitor to Genius

Online Event

An online whole-day meeting co-sponsored by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the Quaternary Research Association, celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of James Croll (1821-1890), a self-taught, stonemason’s son from Perthshire who became internationally celebrated as a proponent and developer of the astronomical theory of climate change with its implications for glaciation, oceanography and […]

Hunterian online talk – John Clerk of Eldin: 18th century landscape sketching

Online Event

The Hunterian’s major exhibition Old Ways New Roads: Travels in Scotland 1720-1832, will launch online in May 2021, featuring paintings, prints, drawings, maps and more, addressing the impact of Scotland's new transport infrastructure on the development of travel, tourism and topographical descriptions between 1720 and 1832. Old Ways New Roads will take users on a journey […]

“Telling Earth’s Story” – How to engage people in Scotland’s geology

Online Event

This free online conference organised by the Scottish Geology Trust will share ideas and inspiring initiatives from Orkney to France that have successfully engaged different audiences in geology and how the Earth works. The event will be held on Zoom and focus on why it’s important to tell Earth’s story drawing on case studies that […]

Geowalks: Black Hill circuit, Pentland Hills

The rocks of the Pentland Hills were formed during volcanic eruptions around 400 million years ago. This low-level circuit of Black Hill takes us through a range of rock types and landforms that show how the Pentlands have been constructed and eroded. We will explore a variety of igneous rocks, formed by volcanic activity during […]

Landscape & Geology of Edinburgh – online course

Online Event

What makes Edinburgh special? How has the city’s landscape been created, and how has it influenced people? We will explore Edinburgh's geological past, and discover how the landscape has slowly evolved and continues to change. We will consider how geology and landscape has influenced the development of the city. Students will be encouraged to explore […]

Virtual book launch: A guide to the Geology of Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Online Event

Join us for the book launch of David Webster's new book The Geology of Islay, Jura and Colonsay on Wednesday the 28th April at 7pm. This guide is a companion volume to the Guide to the Geology of Islay, first published in 2015, which described twelve geological excursions on Islay. This new volume contains six excursions […]

GeoWeek Launch event: Net zero by 2050 – what will it mean for your region?

Online Event

Please join us for our GeoWeek Launch event on Zoom: Thursday 29th April, 19.00 – 20.30 Our GeoWeek 2021 theme is ‘Net zero by 2050 – what will it mean for your region?’ The virtual launch event will begin with a presentation by the Director of the British Geological Survey, Karen Hanghøj, followed by a […]

GeoWeek 2021

GeoWeek is a new initiative that seeks to introduce geoscience to as as many members of the public as possible. If you want to learn more about the history of our planet, and learn how understanding how the Earth works helps us all live on the planet sustainably, get involved with GeoWeek outdoor activities taking […]

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 a week you will travel throughout the Geopark and learn how major geological events have created this wild and complex landscape. You will uncover evidence […]

Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course – Session 1

Online Event

This free online training course, delivered in partnership with Geoconservation UK, consists of three sessions that will give an overview of geoconservation in Scotland and the monitoring and designation of Local Geodiversity Sites. Session 1: Introduction, by Lesley Dunlop, Ian Stimpson and Angus Miller What is geoconservation and what do local groups do. This will include a […]

Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course – Session 2

Online Event

This free online training course, delivered in partnership with Geoconservation UK, consists of three sessions that will give an overview of geoconservation in Scotland and the monitoring and designation of Local Geodiversity Sites. Session 2: Session 2: Site monitoring and improvement, Ian Stimpson and Mike Browne In central Scotland there are many existing Local Geodiversity […]

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 a week you will travel throughout the Geopark and learn how major geological events have created this wild and complex landscape. You will uncover evidence […]

Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course – Session 3

Online Event

This free online training course, delivered in partnership with Geoconservation UK, consists of three sessions that will give an overview of geoconservation in Scotland and the monitoring and designation of Local Geodiversity Sites. Session 3: Introduction to site designation, Lesley Dunlop and Alison Tymon How do sites get described and designated? An introduction to the […]

Geowalks: 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 Dunglass, gradually travelling back in time through […]

Exploring “Deep Time”

Lochranza

Learn about James Hutton, the 'father of modern geology' and how Arran's beautiful coastal landscape changed our understanding of the Earth. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-deep-time-tickets-156243583765

Free

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

The new Highlands Controversy tour has been designed to take you through the story of how the early victorian geologists unravelled the complex geology of the North West Highlands during the latter years of the 19th century. You will learn how the amateur geologists, supported by evidence they uncovered in the field, challenged the established […]

Glen Sannox and Blue Rocks Walk

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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glen-sannox-and-blue-rocks-walk-tickets-156245509525

Free

Kildonan Geology and Wildlife Walk

Kildonan Village Hall Kildonan

Explore a dramatic period in Arran's past, discover evidence of prehistoric beasts, and spot modern day wildlife too! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kildonan-geology-wildlife-walk-tickets-156261748095

Free

Geology at the Edinburgh Science Festival 26 June – 11 July 2021

There are lots of amazing geology events in the Edinburgh Science Festival, many of them are online and you can enjoy them from anywhere! Deep Time Walk Experience a history of the Earth like never before with the Deep Time Walk, an interactive audio app that helps you learn about deep time. Using the app and […]

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark Highland Controversy Geotour

The new Highlands Controversy tour has been designed to take you through the story of how the early victorian geologists unravelled the complex geology of the North West Highlands during the latter years of the 19th century. You will learn how the amateur geologists, supported by evidence they uncovered in the field, challenged the established […]

Field Day at Clachtoll

Clachtoll Clachtoll Beach Carpark, Clachtoll

Andy Moffat and Pete Harrison will be leading a field day to look at the nature of the Lewisian - Torridonian unconformity at Clachtoll, as part of the North West Highlands Geopark's Geoheritage festival 2021. The trip shall start from Clachtoll beach carpark at 10:30am. Participants can meet the rangers there, or a minibus transfer […]

£9.00

Holyrood Geology Family Walk with Dr Isla Simmons

Dynamic Earth Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Unravel the fascinating volcanic history of Edinburgh in this exciting geology walk of Holyrood Park with volcanologist Dr Isla Simmons. Learn how geologists look for clues in the rocks around us to discover how they were formed. Uncover the volcanic past of Arthur’s Seat while considering what Edinburgh would have been like more than 300 million […]

£7.00

Kingcross Point Walk

Whiting Bay Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran

A stroll from Whiting Bay around Kingscross point to discover how artist's have been influenced by Arran's landscape for generations. This walk is a collaboration between Arran Geopark and Arran Arts Heritage Trail (www.arranartsheritagetrail.com). Walk length: 5 km / 3 miles Approx. duration: 3 hours Terrain: road, surfaced path and beach; paths may be wet […]

£20.00

Corrie Shoreline Walk

Corrie Hotel Corrie Hotel, Corrie

Scramble along Corrie’s picture-postcard shoreline and through geological time, when Arran was drifting across the equator. This guided walk is arranged and delivered by Arran Geopark guides. Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles Approx. duration: 3 hours Terrain: road, surfaced path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery. Waterproofs are essential; please […]

£10.00