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 brings you a packed programme of activities from Stranraer to Shetland that will showcase and celebrate Scotland’s geology. Events range from coastal walks to fossil hunting to online talks and even boat trips to Siccar Point, where James Hutton found proof of an ancient Earth. You can explore extinct volcanoes in Edinburgh or the UNESCO Global Geopark in the North West Highlands, find evidence of ancient tropical seas and coral reefs in Fife, and learn 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.

Browse the different sections of the Festival below, or click here for the full Festival programme of all events

Angus Miller Director – Scottish Geology Festival: engagement@scottishgeologytrust.org | 0131 555 5488
Katie Strang Secretary – Scottish Geology Trust: secretary@scottishgeologytrust.org

Explore Scotland’s Beach Pebbles

We’ve got over 20 Beach Pebble events across Scotland during the Festival. But if you can’t make it to one of our events, download the Beach Pebble Guide and go explore!
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Online Events

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Geology of Scotland online course

The online course and many of the other online events in the Festival are being recorded and added to our YouTube channel.


Outdoor Events

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During the Festival

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Indoor Events

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Funded by:

Scottish Geology Trust