Scotland’s geological heritage has attracted international interest for centuries and with renown sites on our doorstep, even in Scotland’s capital, it was agreed a celebration inviting all to explore these incredible places was well overdue.

The Scottish Geology Festival ran during September and October 2020 and featured both visitor and virtual events across the country. The Scottish Geology Trust invited groups, societies, and geological organisations across the nation to join in this exciting festival where Scottish geology could be shared and made not only accessible but relatable in everyday life. From the extinct volcanoes and building stone of Edinburgh to the UNESCO Global Geopark in the North West Highlands, the Festival demonstrated that geology isn’t just a thing of the past, but a tool for exploring our future.

For specific event updates or questions, please contact the event organiser directly. Please email project.manager@scottishgeologytrust.org for any festival queries.