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.

April 2019

Dippy on Tour: a natural history adventure

Dippy on Tour: a natural history adventure

Start: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Monday, 6 May 2019 | 5:00PM
Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, will visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 22 January – 6 May 2019. As part of the exhibition there will be a "Societies' Day" on Saturday 16 February. The Geological Society of Glasgow and the Strathclyde Geoconservation Group will have stalls at this event.

Islay

Start: Friday, 26 April 2019 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 29 April 2019 | 12:00PM
1800 Ma gneiss, Precambrian metasediments and fossil stromatolites, the famous Port Askaig Tillite (possible "Snowball Earth"?), low grade metamorphic Dalradian rocks retaining original sedimentary structures, reactivated and reversed extensional faults, substantial mineralisation, 60 Ma igneous intrusions (opening of the Atlantic Ocean) and a large selection of Quaternary Ice Age features.

May 2019

Dippy on Tour: a natural history adventure

Dippy on Tour: a natural history adventure

Start: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Monday, 6 May 2019 | 5:00PM
Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, will visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 22 January – 6 May 2019. As part of the exhibition there will be a "Societies' Day" on Saturday 16 February. The Geological Society of Glasgow and the Strathclyde Geoconservation Group will have stalls at this event.

Members' Night

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 | 7:30PM
A series of short oral presentations by society members, followed by desktop presentations, nibbles and drinks

June 2019

Mining museums

Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019 | 9:00AM
The Scottish Shale Oil Museum at Almond Valley; local mining bings; the Scottish National Mining Museum at Newton Grange Colliery. Multiple opportunities for coffee and cake!

Blairskaith Quarry

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019 | 9:00AM
Blairskaith Quarry is a brick-clay pit abandoned since the late 1970s. It is significant for both its abundant extinct fossils and habitats supporting a variety of plant and animal life, with large shallow pools of water that last throughout the year and some well-drained lime-rich soils.

July 2019

St Abb's Head

Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019 | 9:00AM
Sedimentary rocks of greywacke and siltstone formed between 460 and 410 million years ago and hard volcanic rock which formed around 400 million years ago. The different types of rock account for the contrast in colour and morphology between the rocks of the Head and those of mainland cliffs.

Ballantrae Complex

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019 | 9:00AM
The Ballantrae region is of international importance because of the presence there of the Ballantrae Complex, an association of serpentenite, chert and pillow lavas that represents an ophiolite. We will visit some of the interesting geological localities in this area.
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