Geoheritage Festival

Scotland’s Geoheritage Festival, October 2017

We’re on a mission to get everyone out exploring Scotland’s incredible geological heritage this October! The first ever national Geoheritage Festival will run nationwide from 1st to 31st October 2017, with a wide range of family events, guided walks and talks across Scotland. Tying in with the Scottish Geodiversity Forum’s latest project, highlighting the 51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology, the festival will take in many of our most famous and unique geological sites as well as hidden gems that you never knew existed.

Did you know that Scotland was once close to the South Pole, and that our rocks can tell us the story of our wee country as it travelled right across the globe? Many of our mountains, such as those in Glencoe, are actually the remains of ancient volcanoes, and geology as a science was kick-started back in the 18th century by James Hutton’s discoveries at Siccar Point and in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. You can even walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs right here in Scotland.

Find out all about our country’s extraordinary geological journey, and its diverse rocks and landscapes, in the Geoheritage Festival. Full details below; and keep your eyes open for a whole new section of coming soon – the 51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology. The Launch Day of the 51 Best Places project  is on Saturday 14 October at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

The Festival is part of Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. All events are organised by our partners, who are responsible for all aspects of each event, including safety and insurance. Please check all event details directly with the organiser.

Submit an event to the Festival (downloand xls file)

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