This informal short course over 6 weeks provides a chronological overview of the formation and deposition of major rock groups from about 3000 million years to 50 million years ago, from Scotland’s oldest rocks to the young volcanic districts of the Hebrides. It will be presented online by Dr Alex G. Neches and guest contributors.

Free, booking essential:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You only need to book once, use the same link for each session.

After each live session, a recording will be made available on the Scottish Geology Trust YouTube Channel:

Scottish Geology Festival 2021 Playlist

You can read Alex Neches’ Let’s Talk Geology blog about the geology of Scotland in our News section; the five blog posts include detailed reference lists. For more online resources and publications, visit

Session 1 Introduction – link to recording

Session 2 The Hebridean Terrane – link to recording

Session 3 The Northern Highlands Terrane – link to recording

Session 4 The Grampian Terrane – link to recording

Session 5 The Midland Valley Terrane – link to recording

Session 6 The Southern Uplands Terrane

Funded by:

Scottish Geology Trust