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May 2021

Geoconservation training

Thursday, 13 May 2021 04:00pm
Geoconservation training

A free online training course in geoconservation, consisting of three weekly sessions and run by the Scottish Geology Trust

Thursday 13 May

Members’ Night (online event)

Thursday, 13 May 2021 07:30pm
Members’ Night (online event)

A quiz organised by the society’s president, Neil Clark

Geoconservation training

Thursday, 20 May 2021 04:00pm
Geoconservation training

A free online training course in geoconservation, consisting of three weekly sessions and run by the Scottish Geology Trust

Wednesday 26 May

Cryogenian glaciation: the extraordinary Port Askaig record

Start date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021 11:30am
End date: Thursday, 27 May 2021 06:00pm
Cryogenian glaciation: the extraordinary Port Askaig record

A workshop to present the results of an eight-year field programme on a world-class example of the deposits of an ancient ice age

September 2021

Friday 10 Sep

Islay

Start date: Friday, 10 Sep 2021 12:00pm
End date: Monday, 13 Sep 2021 12:00pm
Islay

1800 Ma gneiss, Precambrian metasediments and fossil stromatolites, the famous Port Askaig Tillite (possible “Snowball Earth”?), low grade metamorphic Dalradian rocks retaining original sedimentary structures, reactivated and reversed extensional faults, substantial mineralisation, 60 Ma igneous intrusions (opening of the Atlantic Ocean) and a large selection of Quaternary Ice Age features.