Scotland’s geology is world-class: shaped during three billion years of our planet’s history by the movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates, mountain building, volcanism, ice ages, sea-level change and the processes of erosion and deposition.

Scottish Geology Festival 2020 Scotland’s geological heritage has attracted international interest for centuries and with renown sites on our doorstep. A celebration inviting all to explore these incredible places is well overdue. The Scottish Geology Festival runs from 12 September to 31 October 2020, featuring both visitor and virtual events across the country. The Scottish Geology Trust has invited groups, societies, and geological organisations across the nation to join in this exciting festival where Scottish geology can be shared and made not only accessible but relatable in everyday life. From the extinct volcanoes and building stone of Edinburgh to the UNESCO Global Geopark in the North West Highlands, geology isn’t just a thing of the past, but a tool for exploring our future.

The 51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology Find out more about Scotland’s geological heritage, and the best places to see different elements of the story laid out in our country’s beautiful landscapes.

The Hugh Miller Writing Competition 2019-2020 carries the name of one of Scotland’s most endearing geologists, Hugh Miller (1802-1856), and aims to honour his legacy by inspiring new, original prose and poetry on the theme of Scotland’s geoheritage. The competition is organised by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum and The Friends of Hugh Miller. is managed by the Scottish Geology Trust, a charity that celebrates Scotland’s unique geology by campaigning for it to be recognised as the foundation of a sustainable future through education, policy making and community action. Please support the Trust: Join • Volunteer • Donate

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