Scottish Geology Festival 1 September to 17 October 2021
Scotland’s iconic landscapes and rugged coastlines have been shaped by the elements over countless millennia. These foundations, the rocks beneath our feet, hold the secrets of our planet’s past, they have influenced our culture and provide an outdoor playground for us to enjoy and discover.
The Scottish Geology Festival 2021 delivered a packed programme of 110 activities from Stranraer to Shetland that highlighted and celebrated many aspects of Scotland’s geology, to an online and in-person audience of over 5000 people. Events ranged from coastal walks to fossil hunting to online talks and boat trips to Siccar Point, where James Hutton found proof of an ancient Earth. We explored extinct volcanoes in Edinburgh and the UNESCO Global Geopark in the North West Highlands, found evidence of ancient tropical seas and coral reefs in Fife, and learnt how the recent ice age helped shaped our incredible Scottish landscapes; geology isn’t just a thing of the past, but a tool for exploring our future too.
A huge thank you to the volunteers that made it all possible – event leaders and contributors, the working group who helped plan and guide the Festival, and our fellow Trustees for their support. See you next year!
Angus Miller Director – Scottish Geology Festival: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0131 555 5488
Katie Strang Secretary – Scottish Geology Trust: email@example.com