Exhibition: Fabulous Fossils and Marvellous Minerals, at Dumfries Museum

Dumfries Museum Rotchell Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Follow a fun family trail around Dumfries Museum to discover some of the geology of South West Scotland. From fossil footprints older than dinosaurs, to minerals glowing in the dark. You'll find out how people made tools from stone 10,000 years ago and how Dumfriesshire sandstone was shaped into amazing architecture. Explore the museum in […]

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Exhibition: Mr. Miller’s Fascinating Fossils at Hugh Miller’s Birthplace, Cromarty

NTS Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum Church Street, Cromarty, Highland

Follow in the footsteps of the great 19th century fossil explorer Hugh Miller. Join us at his museum in Cromarty for a drop-in session with hands-on fun. There will be handling fossils, fascinating stories and a spot of creative craft. A family event for the young (5+ years) and the young at heart (no upper […]

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

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

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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Virtual tour of the Earth Systems collection at National Museums Scotland

Online Event

Join Emily Brown, Assistant Curator of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland, as she takes you behind the scenes at the Museum and explores some highlights of Scotland’s national rock and mineral collections. This hour long online talk will premier a new collection tour video (which will later be available through the Scottish Geology Trust’s […]

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Guided Walk: Ancient Volcanoes and Elie “Rubies”

Ruby Bay Elie, Fife

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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Innellan Beach Pebble Day

Innellan, Argyll & Bute Shore Road, Innellan

Innellan is a village on the Cowal Peninsula, adjacent to the Firth of Clyde. Its geology is notable because the Highland Boundary Fault is exposed on the beach, including a section of the Highland Border Group. A narrow wedge of serpentinite, believed to be a remnant of oceanic crust, is preserved within the fault zone. […]

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Guided Walk: The Geology Highlights of St Andrews

St Andrews West Sands Car Park, St Andrews, Fife

Join the GeoBus team to explore local rock and fossil highlights on the St Andrews coast. The first few stops on our walk will be within the town, followed by a wander along the Fife Coastal Path to visit the Rock and Spindle, a Geological SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), noting features on our […]

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Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Display of Scottish agates - lapidary work - Scottish rocks and minerals Children - hands on stone polishing, see minerals / sands under the microscope This event is free with admission to Dynamic Earth. An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover - Support - […]

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Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Display of Scottish agates - lapidary work - Scottish rocks and minerals Children - hands on stone polishing, see minerals / sands under the microscope This event is free with admission to Dynamic Earth. An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover - Support - […]

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Open Day at Fossil Grove, Glasgow

Fossil Grove, Glasgow Victoria Park, Glasgow

Fossil Grove in Victoria Park, Glasgow houses a unique collection of fossil trees, formed 330 million years ago. Marvel at this piece of ancient history in the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Park. A guided tour will take you through of the interior of the Fossil Grove building to view the 330 million year old trees. […]

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