Events

This section contains details of all the forthcoming lectures and excursions organised by the society, as well as other Scottish events of a geological nature that the society has heard about.

June 2018

Perth & environs

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018 | 9:00AM
We will examine Devonian volcanic and sedimentary rocks (perhaps including the source of the Stone of Destiny) and look at a variety of building stones in Perth City.

July 2018

Unearthing the rocks

Start: Saturday, 21 July 2018 | 9:00AM
End: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | 5:00PM
Why not escape to Arran this summer & learn about its fascinating geology? This geology course gives you the chance to do just that. Suitable for beginners or those who understand a little but would like to know a lot more.

August 2018

Spireslack Quarry

Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018 | 9:00AM
The opencast coal site at Spireslack in East Ayrshire delivers a unique and stunning geological exposure of the Carboniferous. BGS is working closely with the Scottish Mines Restoration Trust to find ways of restoring the site to deliver a unique, natural rock laboratory for industry and university training and research.

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre

Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | 10:00AM
This tour will take you behind the scenes of extremely rare isotope metrology at SUERC to illustrate the complexity and effort involved in making precise and accurate measurement of isotopes in minerals and rocks.

September 2018

Bathgate Hills

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018 | 9:00AM
Beecraigs visitor centre (dyke and Carboniferous Limestone); Cairnpapple Hill and the Knock (lavas, sill, limestone and mineralization) via Witch Craig geology wall; Petershill Reserve (fossiliferous reef limestone); East Kirkton quarry (time permitting) (oil shales and limestones).

The geology of Aberdeenshire – mountains, glens and coast

Start: Friday, 14 September 2018 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 17 September 2018 | 12:00PM
Devonian lavas and sedimentary rocks; Highland Border Complex (with superb pillow lavas); Highland Boundary Fault; ORS/Dalradian unconformity; Dalradian structure and metamorphism; Caledonian and post-Caledonian granites, gabbros, migmatites, dykes and breccia pipes.
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