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.

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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