The Scottish Geology Trust will host the Scottish Geology Festival this autumn to encourage activity, events and engagement about Scotland’s incredible geological heritage. There will be fantastic opportunities for all to get involved, including families, local people and visitors.
The Trust is inviting relevant organisations and societies to start planning events for the Festival; there will be no fee to list events/activities. All events will be listed on the Trust’s website and advertised on The List. The Festival will be promoted through our social media networks, partners, a VisitScotland blog and other outlets. You can submit draft events using the form below – the details will be reviewed and we will be in touch with any questions. The Festival programme will go live in August.
As an Event Organiser, you are in charge; we are happy to accept any event in the programme that has a connection with Scotland’s geology. It’s up to you what you do, how you do it. We encourage events that will appeal to a wide audience and don’t rely on participants already having some geological knowledge. We’re happy to offer advice and support, but ultimately the responsibility for your event rests with you. So please make sure your event is safe and follows relevant Scottish Government Covid-19 regulations.
The Scottish Geology Trust asks event organisers to provide details on the accessibility of any planned activities or events. This should include relevant information on parking and facilities, local public transport, ease of access (e.g. is it a path/slope/steps to the locality and/or wheelchair access), how long is the walking distance and what sort of terrain, any special clothing/footwear required and any relevant Covid-19 procedures. The purpose of this is to offer insight and guidance as to access, so individuals can form their own opinion as to the suitability of the event. We also ask that each organiser carry out their own risk assessment prior to the event and that all attendees are briefed on any hazards and health and safety measures at the beginning of each planned activity.
Angus Miller, Director – Scottish Geology Festival: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0131 555 5488
Katie Strang, Secretary – Scottish Geology Trust: email@example.com