A giant gold nugget, claimed to be one of the biggest ever found in Britain, has been discovered in a Scottish river. It weighs 85.7g and has been estimated to be worth more than £50,000.
The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has defined a new division in geologic time, the Meghalayan Age, defined as the most recent age of the Holocene Epoch, extending from 4,200 years ago until the present.
A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to support reasearch into a newly discovered dinosaur site in Scotland. The funding is to meet researchers' travel and accommodation costs and to purchase material for use in the project.
An SNH report gives an assessment of the risk from climate change to geological and geomorphological features in Scotland's SSSIs.