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Virtual field trip to Islay: the Snowball Earth story

Thursday, 28 May 2020
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Event Category:
Online event

This trip, the second of David Webster’s series of virtual field trips to Islay, Jura and Colonsay, will focus on the “Snowball Earth” story on Islay. It will be an excursion from Ballygrant to Port Askaig via Beannan Buidhe and the Sound of Islay. Normally this entails two quite long separate walks because one part of the coast is generally impassable, but we have the advantage of being able to “zoom” round the headland. The excursion is going to be included in David’s forthcoming Volume II of “A Guide to the Geology of Islay”; so you will be getting a sneak preview.

We hope that the “expert panel” of Tony Spencer, Ian Fairchild and Alasdair Skelton will be on hand again to help answer questions.

The event will be held as a Zoom meeting. Society members for whom we have email addresses have been sent instructions on how to join the meeting. If you are a member but did not receive an email, or a non-member who would like to join the meeting, please email the society’s meetings secretary to request the instructions.