Day Excursions 2024

Booking can be carried out through WebCollect.

Tuesday 30 April. Guided tour of the Glasgow Life geology collection

An opportunity to see behind the scenes of the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and view geology specimens not currently on display.

Wednesday 15 May. National Museums Collections Centre tour (with optional visit to Granton shore)

A fantastic chance to visit both the Palaeobiology and Earth Systems collections held in the National Museums Scotland specialist facility.

Saturday 25 May. Pentland Hills

A chance to see fossils dating back to the Silurian period, including trilobites, brachiopods, nautiloids, corals and crinoids.

Saturday 15 June. Innellan & Dunoon

We will study the relationships between the Dalradian metamorphic rocks of the Highlands, the rocks associated with the Highland Boundary Fault, and the younger sedimentary fill of the adjacent Midland Valley.

Saturday 6 July. Spireslack open-cast mine

A visit to Spireslack and Mainshill Wood surface coal mines to examine spectacular exposures of Carboniferous strata on a scale not seen anywhere else in the United Kingdom.

Saturday 24 August. Longniddry to Aberlady shore

In this joint field trip with the Edinburgh Geological Scoiety we will study the cyclic pattern of the sedimentation of Carboniferous (Dinantian) rocks exposed between Craigielaw Point and Aberlady Point.

Saturday 7 September. Dunure beach pebble event

A chance to bring the family along to a fun day out examining beach pebbles and learning more about the geology of this Ayrshire coastal location.