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April 2020

Friday 24 Apr

Islay

Start date: Friday, 24 Apr 2020 12:00pm
End date: Monday, 27 Apr 2020 12:00pm
Islay

This excursion has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reschedule it for 2021.

May 2020

Friday 08 May

Ardnamurchan

Start date: Friday, 08 May 2020 12:00pm
End date: Monday, 11 May 2020 12:00pm
Ardnamurchan

This excursion has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reschedule it for 2021.

June 2020

Saturday 06 Jun

Onich Shore

Saturday, 06 Jun 2020 09:00am
Onich Shore

A classic east-west cross-section through folded Dalradian metasediments: part of the Appin Syncline, including Appin Phyllite, Limestone and Quartzite, with Ballachulish Slates and some minor basic dykes and intrusive bodies.

Saturday 13 Jun

Great Cumbrae

Saturday, 13 Jun 2020 09:00am
Great Cumbrae

A great opportunity to view the wonderfully varied geology of this small island.

Saturday 27 Jun

Queensferry

Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 09:00am
Queensferry

Accessible exposures along the shore to the east of South Queensferry, including the Lower Carboniferous West Lothian Oil-Shale Formation and the older Gullane Formation below this (both Strathclyde Group).

July 2020

Saturday 11 Jul

Hessilhead

Saturday, 11 Jul 2020 09:00am
Hessilhead

A visit to a disused quarry to see the fossils and rocks of the Lower Limestone Group of Ayrshire. The site is also abundant in wildlife and plants.

August 2020

Saturday 01 Aug

Charlestown Lime Centre

Saturday, 01 Aug 2020 09:00am
Charlestown Lime Centre

A presentation on the history of the lime industry in Charlestown and the geology and palaeontology of the Blackhall Limestone, followed by a walk to examine outcrops of the Blackhall Limestone and the Early Carboniferous Visean Limestone, with a chance to look for fossils in quarry spoil heaps.

Thursday 20 Aug

The Hunterian Collection at Kelvin Hall

Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 02:00pm
The Hunterian Collection at Kelvin Hall

A chance to see part of the Hunterian Collection that is not usually on public display.

September 2020

Saturday 12 Sep

Arthur’s Seat

Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 09:00am
Arthur’s Seat

A classic site of international significance that represents the eroded remains of a 340 million-year old volcano, and a locality at Salisbury Crags where James Hutton found evidence to support his theories about Earth’s history.