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.

July 2019

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.

September 2019

Dalry & Saltcoats

Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019 | 9:00AM
Trilobite-bearing limestone, exotic sills, dykes and fossilised trees.


Start: Sunday, 22 September 2019 | 10:00AM
End: Friday, 27 September 2019 | 6:00PM
Anglesey's rocks provide a detailed record of the events leading to the formation of southern Britain. Formed between 650 & 300 Ma, they include high grade gneisses, a granite pluton, metasediments, sandstones, mudstones and the famous Anglesey Blueschists. There are also Paleogene dykes, abundant glacial features, a number of NE–SW faults and large sandstones blocks possibly marking the location of an ancient subduction zone.
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