Cruise of the Betsey – join in!


The Geological Societies of Glasgow and Edinburgh are offering unique opportunity for young Earth scientists to follow the journey of Hugh Miller in "The Cruise of the Betsey". On 6 September 2014 Leader, a wonderful old Brixham Trawler built in 1892, will set sail from Oban heading north for the Small Isles in a one-week voyage in homage to Hugh Miller and his Hebridean tours, described in his classic book "The Cruise of the Betsey". The voyage is being organised through the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the Friends of Hugh Miller, and will take the form of a mobile conference during which each participant will apply their own talents and interests in celebration of the achievements of Hugh Miller, and the landscapes, seascapes and cultural history of the Hebrides.

The Geological Societies of Glasgow and Edinburgh are jointly funding up to four places on the Leader for young Earth Scientists or aspiring Earth Scientists. If you'd like to apply to be involved in this fantastic journey, you can find more information and an application form here. The deadline for applications is the 31st March 2014. If you have any queries please contact Simon Cuthbert at