Scottish Geology Festival 1 September to 17 October 2021

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Events during the Festival – full listing

Exhibition: John Muir, Earth, Planet Universe, at John Muir’s Birthplace, Dunbar

Free
5 May - 31 October
John Muir’s Birthplace
126 High Street
Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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The exhibition focuses on John Muir’s legacy and his role as an environmental activist and successful campaigner and his relevance for our situation today in addressing the climate crisis. However, […]

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

Free
7 August @ 11:00 am - 31 October @ 3:00 pm
Elgin Museum
1, High Street
Elgin, Moray IV30 1EQ United Kingdom
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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 […]

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Exploring Edinburgh’s Volcano: self-guided tour

Free
1 September - 17 October
Holyrood Park
Queen's Drive
Edinburgh, EH8 8HG United Kingdom

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 […]

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Online Video: Enlightenment Rocks – Curious

1 September - 17 October
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 […]

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Exhibition: Fabulous Fossils and Marvellous Minerals, at Dumfries Museum

Free
1 September @ 10:00 am - 15 October @ 4:00 pm
Dumfries Museum
Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom
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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. […]

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Scottish Fossils Online

Free
1 September @ 7:00 pm - 17 October @ 8:30 pm
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 […]

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BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors Podcast

9 September - 4 October
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 […]

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Funded by:

Scottish Geology Trust