Fossil Grove

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Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 64

OS Grid Reference: NS538674

Latitude: 55.877

Longitude: -4.338

Fossil Grove is situated within Victoria Park in the Whiteinch area of Glasgow. Strathclyde Geoconservation Group has prepared a leaflet describing the geology of the site and the Geological Society of Glasgow has published a more detailed excursion itinerary. More information about the site can be found on the Fossil Grove website.

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, the Fossil House will not be open to the public on a regular basis during 2021. The outdoor parts of the site continue to be open all the year round.

Four open days with tours of the Fossil House and the quarry are being planned for 2021 (all 12-4 pm). Children’s activities will be available at these. The dates for the open days are:

Sunday August 22

Saturday September 18 (part of Scottish Geology Festival)

Sunday September 19 (part of Doors Open Day)

Sunday October 17

Beautifully preserved fossil tree stumps and roots from the Carboniferous period in Glasgow’s Victoria park.