News & Features

Council changes for Session 161

Fri 14 Dec 18

Following the council elections at its AGM on 13 December 2018, the society has a new president and a new treasurer.


North Lanarkshire geodiversity audit

Thu 13 Dec 18

A new geodiversity audit describes North Lanarkshire's geoheritage, including the top twelve areas to visit and the best twenty sites for conservation. 


Australia's Grand Canyon connection

Wed 28 Nov 18

A piece of the rock sequence that forms the Grand Canyon now sits thousands of kilometres away in Tasmania, Australia.

Lecture programme for 2018-2019

Sun 9 Sep 18

The society's lecture programme for the 2018-2019 session has now been arranged.



Giant gold nugget found in Scottish river

Wed 5 Sep 18

A giant gold nugget, claimed to be one of the biggest ever found in Britain, has been discovered in a Scottish river. It weighs 85.7g and has been estimated to be worth more than £50,000.


The Meghalayan Age - a new unit of the Geologic Time Scale

Sat 28 Jul 18

The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has defined a new division in geologic time, the Meghalayan Age, defined as the most recent age of the Holocene Epoch, extending from 4,200 years ago until the present. 


Crowdfund a dinosaur project

Thu 26 Jul 18

A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to support reasearch into a newly discovered dinosaur site in Scotland. The funding is to meet researchers' travel and accommodation costs and to purchase material for use in the project.

Proceedings and excursion reports for Session 159 now available

Wed 13 Jun 18

The Proceedings and excursion reports for Session 159 (2016-2017) are now available on the website.

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