Scottish Geology Festival 1 September to 9 October 2022

Scotland’s iconic landscapes and rugged coastlines have been shaped by the elements over countless millennia. The rocks beneath our feet hold the secrets of our planet’s past. They are our foundation, influencing our culture and legends, and provide endless opportunities for enjoyment and discovery.

The Scottish Geology Festival 2022 will tell the stories of Scotland’s rocks and landscapes through a programme of activities during September and October. Events will range from coastal walks and fossil hunting, to online and in-person talks. You will explore extinct volcanoes in Edinburgh and the UNESCO Global Geopark in the North West Highlands. You’ll encounter evidence of ancient tropical seas and coral reefs in Fife, and learn how the ice age helped shaped Scotland’s incredible landforms. Geology isn’t just a thing of the past, but a tool for exploring our future.

We invite organisations and individuals to submit events to the Festival. All accepted events will be listed on the Trust’s website and promoted through our social media networks, members, partners, and other outlets. For further information on how to submit and event, go to https://www.scottishgeologytrust.org/festival-submit-event/

Dr Katie Strang, Director – Scottish Geology Festival: engagement@scottishgeologytrust.org
Dr Angus Miller, Vice-chair – Scottish Geology Trust: angus@scottishgeologytrust.org | 0131 555 5488

Explore Scotland’s Beach Pebbles

We ran over 20 Beach Pebble events across Scotland during the 2021 Festival. Download the Beach Pebble Guide and go explore Scotland’s wonderful pebbles! >> Find out more

Online Events

Geology of Scotland online course

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


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

Geosong Kiosong by Joanie Bones Inspired by the work of botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer and a week doing the North West Highlands Geotour, organised by the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark as part of the Scottish Geology Festival 2021.

Many thanks to Joanie for sharing this – you can find out more about her work on YouTube and Facebook.

Until the Festival starts …

At other times of year there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wonders of Scotland’s geology. Visit the Events listing on this website, which is kept up-to-date throughout the year.

Funded by:

Scottish Geology Trust