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 Check out the events listing at for a range of events related to Scottish geology, including the annual Scottish Geology Festival. 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 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

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