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.

Explore Scotland’s Geology – while the current pandemic has limited the opportunities to get together for field trips, lectures and meetings, there’s still lots going on. Check out the events listing at www.scottishgeologytrust.org/events/ for a range of events related to Scottish geology. And the online resources section of this website has links to YouTube videos and other resources to keep you entertained.

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.

The scottishgeology.com website 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

If you’ve got any suggestions or come across any problems with this site, please let us know – contact Angus Miller, secretary@scottishgeologytrust.org.