Category Archives: Geology

Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter: recognising and celebrating the influence that geology has on society

Scotland has a tremendous ‘geodiversity’, the essential abiotic part of nature: rocks, landforms, sediments and soils, and the processes which form and alter them. Angus Miller, Chair of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, tells us more. Scotland is widely, and quite … Continue reading

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How collaborative scientific investigation will help conserve Glasgow’s hidden geological gem

A team from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is helping us to safeguard the future a 325 million year old geological site. Our blog today comes from Dr Lyn Wilson, Digital Documentation Manager,  Sarah Hamilton, Conservation Scientist and James Hepher, Surveyor/Spatial … Continue reading

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Sailing in the wake of Hugh Miller – Part 2

Elizabeth Pickett, geologist and illustrator, continues the account of her trip around the Argyll islands on the Brixham sailing trawler, Leader, along with a crew of other geologists, artists, ecologists, musicians and storytellers. The second half of the cruise heads … Continue reading

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Sailing in the wake of Hugh Miller

In summer 2015 a group of geologists, artists, ecologists, musicians and storytellers, aged 18 to 70-plus, embarked on a voyage of geological discovery around the Argyll islands on Leader, a Brixham sailing trawler. Their journey followed on from one in … Continue reading

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Islands at the edge of the world: exploring St Kilda’s sea caves

The World Heritage Site, St Kilda, lies 41 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides and is the most remote part of the British Isles. With life on the islands becoming increasingly challenging, the archipelago’s last 36 human residents … Continue reading

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Lifting the lid on landslips

Good vegetation cover slows down the rate at which rainwater filters through the ground.   But even this natural protection can be overwhelmed by intense rain, causing dramatic landslips like the recent example from Corrie Fee national nature reserve.   Ewen Cameron … Continue reading

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Skye – the island that keeps on giving

Not for the first time Skye has been the focus of a major find of Jurassic-period fossils. This time it is a new species of marine reptile that has excited palaeontologists; previously remains of one of the world’s oldest turtles … Continue reading

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