Talk by Dr John Faithfull, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Rouken Glen is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because it provides a unique record of one particular episode of high sea-level around 325 million years ago. At that time Scotland was on the boundary between land and sea, and layers of rock record how the climate, sea-level and environment changed.
There are few places left in Scotland where the “orchard beds” can be seen and studied and this is what makes Rouken Glen special.
The talk and rock/fossil handling session will demonstrate how scientists use rocks to shed new light on the past, and on some of the strange extinct creatures found preserved as fossils in the park.