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.

October 2017

Geology walk in Rouken Glen Park

Geology walk in Rouken Glen Park

Date: Saturday, 7 October 2017 | 10:30AM
A stroll round Rouken Glen Park led by John Faithfull, looking at the varied rocks formed in Carboniferous times.
Fossil Grove guided tours

Fossil Grove guided tours

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017 | 1:00PM
Regular guided tours of the Fossil Grove and surrounding quarry area led by society members Margaret Greene and David Webster and lasting about 45 minutes will take place on the hour at 1, 2 and 3 pm.
Linn Park – Glasgow’s mini Grand Canyon?

Linn Park – Glasgow’s mini Grand Canyon?

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017 | 2:00PM
A short, easy walk along the White Cart Water to explore Linn Park’s geology, landscape and industrial past

Disputed earth: geology and the Western Front, 1914–1918 (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 7:30PM
Professor Peter Doyle
Tour of Snowball Earth – Islay

Tour of Snowball Earth – Islay

Start: Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 9:00AM
End: Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 5:00PM
A guided tour of two key localities illustrating the 650 million year old "Snowball Earth" glaciation and a full day visit to the remote north coast of Islay to view the classic stromatolite bioherms in the Bonahaven Dolomite plus some spectacular igneous intrusions and glacial features

November 2017

Soil in criminal investigations: investigation and evaluation in current and cold cases (lecture)

Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017 | 7:30PM
Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Forensic Soil Science, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter Launch and Conference

Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter Launch and Conference

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017 | 10:00AM
The Scottish Geodiversity Forum has worked with partners to revise and update Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter. The renewed charter will be launched at this conference.
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