360° View – Scotland’s geological assets (online meeting) Thursday 25 June 2020, 2-4pm

The Scottish Geology Trust is organising an online meeting on Thursday 25 June. This will incorporate a short Special General Meeting of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, where members will be asked to support the dissolution of the Forum and a transfer of assets to the new Trust. The main focus of the meeting will be […]

Scourie Rocks Virtual Public Event – Thursday 11 June 2020, 7pm

You are warmly invited to join us to explore Scourie Rocks – a proposed new visitor attraction housing the world class Shelley Collection of rocks, crystals, minerals & fossils led by Scourie Community Development Company. The team behind Scourie Rocks will take you on a journey through the concept of Scourie Rocks in a ‘Virtual […]

New research demonstrates the importance of Scotland’s geology

Two recent research papers demonstrate the contribution that Scotland’s geology continues to make to understanding evolution and extinction. The world’s oldest “bug” – a fossil millipede from the island of Kerrera New calculations of the age of key sedimentary rocks at two sites in Scotland have clarified the timescales of the change from lake margin […]

Why our cause matters: A walk in Glen Roy

Blog by Melvyn Giles, Chair – Scottish Geology Trust When I was at school, Glen Roy was widely known by those studying physical geography because of its ‘Parallel Roads’: three strange, perfectly level lines on the valley sides that can be traced continuously for many miles.  Today it’s just another Scottish glen, little known and […]

Hugh Miller Writing Competition – 2020 winners announced

The winning entries for the Hugh Miller Writing Competition 2020 have now been revealed. The competition is a biennial event run by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, The Friends of Hugh Miller and other partners. It carries the name of one of Scotland’s most remarkable geologists, Hugh Miller (1802-1856), honouring his legacy by inspiring new, original […]

Ask-a-geologist events during Geoweek 9-17 May 2020

Stuck indoors with your rock collection? Always wanted to know more about a favourite? During Geoweek from 9-17 May, join a geologist online to ask about any rock, fossil or mineral specimen, and find out about their favourite rocks. Saturday 9th May, 10am with Paige dePolo & Isla Simmons, University of Edinburgh Sunday 10th May, […]

Welcome to our new Project Manager

We are delighted to welcome Caroline Gould, our new Project Manager, to the Scottish Geology Trust. Caroline is a freelancer specialising in business development and marketing & communications for small non-profits and start-ups. Caroline says, “I’m delighted to be onboard and would welcome you to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any ideas […]

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