Scottish Geology Festival 1 September to 9 October 2022

We had a fantastic time celebrating The Scottish Geology Festival 2022! From geological boat trips to UV mineral displays, and guided walks to online talks – the Festival saw people from across the country come out to discover and explore the stories of Scotland’s incredible geology. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as us, please tag us in your Festival photos.

Don’t worry if you missed out on our online talks – we have a Festival 2022 Playlist on our YouTube Channel. And we keep our Scottish Geology Events listing up-to-date all year round, check out what events are coming up.

None of this would be possible without the help and support of all our amazing volunteers and members – THANK YOU!!

In September SGT teamed up with the Auchmithie HAAR (Heritage Arts Auchmithie Residents) Group to run a local heritage and beach pebble weekend. The Courier did a write up of this event – read more here. They also did a great article about one of our awesome volunteers, John Taylor, who has been super busy organising Festival events up and down the east coast – read more here.

We also saw some Scottish Geology make it to Yorkshire when Katie gave the William Smith Lecture at the Yorkshire Fossil Festival, to talk all things “Jaws and Jobbies”. You can read a bit about the YFF speakers here.

This year’s Festival was supported by Scottish Water, and we invite participants to consider and review their use of water all year round. With climate change challenging Scotland, the Trust continues to support awareness raising on how Scotland’s geology can help play a role in responding to this emergency.

Dr Katie Strang, Director – Scottish Geology Festival:
Emily Brown, Secretary – Scottish Geology Trust:

Explore Scotland’s Beach Pebbles

Download the Beach Pebble Guide and go explore Scotland’s wonderful pebbles! >> Find out more

Recordings of most online events in the Festival are available on our YouTube channel.

Online Course

Geology of Scotland online course

This online course ran throughout the Festival in 2021. Recordings of all sessions are available online.