Scottish Geology Festival – 1 September to 17 October, 2021

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. Our first festival in 2020 was a great success, despite restrictions due to the pandemic. The programme included a total of 50 events organised by Geobus, Scotland’s geoparks, the Edinburgh and Glasgow geological societies and others. Many of the events were online, covering a wide range of interesting topics for a global audience, and we also had several in-person field trips.

This year, the Scottish Geology Festival will run from the 1 September to 17 October 2021. We are inviting contributions from organisations, enthusiasts, and societies who would like to offer events and activities for those interested in geology and everyone who would like to learn more about Scotland’s geology.

The Trust will organise and promote the Festival, aiming to attract at least 50 events and activities hosted by geology organisations, societies, Geoparks and enthusiasts. All events will be open for the public to access either in person (following the Scottish Government’s regulations on events/activities and social distancing) or online. Virtual events and online resources will be developed specifically for those who cannot visit in person, teachers looking for curriculum related activities, family activity during the school holidays and also as back up if in person events are restricted due to the pandemic.

There will be a fantastic range of events and activities that will take an inclusive and accessible approach to geology:
• Virtual tours and field-trips
• Visitor-attended tours and field-trips
• events for adults and children who are interested in geology
• talks, exhibitions, ask-a-geologist events
• Classroom activities/activity sheets

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.

Further details of how to submit events for the Festival will be available here soon – in the meantime, if you have any questions please contact:

Angus Miller: engagement@scottishgeologytrust.org | 0131 555 5488