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 2018

Raasay, Inner Hebrides

Start: Friday, 27 April 2018 | 12:00PM
End: Monday, 30 April 2018 | 12:00PM
We will examine a range of rocks within the Hebridean Terrane, ranging from Archaean gneisses of the Lewisian Complex and the overlying Proterozoic sedimentary rocks of the Torridonian Supergroup through to glacial deposits of the Pleistocene epoch.

May 2018

Members' Night

Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018 | 7:30PM
A series of short oral presentations by society members, followed by desktop presentations, nibbles and drinks

June 2018

Muirshiel Country Park

Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018 | 9:00AM
We will be looking at several sites around the park, including the area around the now disused barite mine, and considering aspects of our industrial geological heritage.

Glen Lednock

Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018 | 9:00AM
We will continue our exploration of Glen Lednock and will visit the Comrie pluton to examine the igneous rocks themselves and their contact relations with the country rocks.

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.
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