Events

This section contains details of all the forthcoming lectures and excursions organised by the society, as well as other Scottish events of a geological nature that the society has heard about.

May 2019

'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

Start: Thursday, 18 April 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | 5:00PM
An original fossil skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex can be seen at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, until 31st July.

June 2019

Mining museums

Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019 | 9:00AM
The Scottish Shale Oil Museum at Almond Valley; local mining bings; the Scottish National Mining Museum at Newton Grange Colliery. Multiple opportunities for coffee and cake!
'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

Start: Thursday, 18 April 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | 5:00PM
An original fossil skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex can be seen at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, until 31st July.

Blairskaith Quarry

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019 | 9:00AM
Blairskaith Quarry is a brick-clay pit abandoned since the late 1970s. It is significant for both its abundant extinct fossils and habitats supporting a variety of plant and animal life, with large shallow pools of water that last throughout the year and some well-drained lime-rich soils.

July 2019

'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

'Trix': a Tyrannosaurus rex on display at Kelvin Hall

Start: Thursday, 18 April 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | 5:00PM
An original fossil skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex can be seen at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, until 31st July.

St Abb's Head

Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019 | 9:00AM
Sedimentary rocks of greywacke and siltstone formed between 460 and 410 million years ago and hard volcanic rock which formed around 400 million years ago. The different types of rock account for the contrast in colour and morphology between the rocks of the Head and those of mainland cliffs.

Ballantrae Complex

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019 | 9:00AM
The Ballantrae region is of international importance because of the presence there of the Ballantrae Complex, an association of serpentenite, chert and pillow lavas that represents an ophiolite. We will visit some of the interesting geological localities in this area.

August 2019

Northern Lake District

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 | 9:00AM
A walk of about 2.5 km up the Glenderaterra valley from the car park at the Blencathra Field Centre with 4-6 stops along the path, returning the same way. The main theme is contact metamorphism and mineralisation in the Skiddaw Slate around the Skiddaw Granite. Evening meal in Threlkeld.
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