EVENT DETAILS

A Walking-Discussion Geological Tour of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh 19th August
- with Robert Gatliff

Led by Robert Gatliff , this is the second of two summer outings which will last 2-3 hours and will be informal gathering of members to meet outside in the fresh air to enjoy some much needed company away from computer screens and a step forward towards a new normality.

We will walk 3-4km around Arthur’s Seat starting from outside the Scottish Parliament and finishing at the base of Salisbury Crags at a locality made famous by James Hutton.

Alternative date will be the 29th July 2021

19 August 2021
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh
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Thu 19 Aug 2021 | 4:00 PM - Edinburgh
A Walking-Discussion Geological Tour of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh 19th August, - with Robert Gatliff

Members Only Field trip

LED BY ROBERT GATLIFF

Robert Gatliff is a previous President of the Edinburgh Geological Society and a trustee of the new Scottish Geology Trust. Formerly Director of Energy and Marine Geoscience at the British Geological Survey, a previous Board Member of the Scottish Oil Club, and currently the Editor of The Edinburgh Geologist, the magazine of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

DETAILS

This summer outing will last 2-3 hours and is an informal gathering of members to meet outside in the fresh air and enjoy some much needed company away from computer screens and a step forward towards a new normality. We will walk 3-4km around Arthur’s Seat starting from outside the Scottish Parliament and finishing at the base of Salisbury Crags at a locality made famous by James Hutton.

During the walk, the geology of Arthur’s seat will be explained and at a series of stops we will take in the spectacular views and take time to consider the geological history of Edinburgh, how it has affected the development of the city and its people and how the city could adapt to climate change, rising sea levels, and develop a new approach to building a sustainable future.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Please bring robust footwear as the ground along our route can be uneven in places and a waterproof would be advisable.

Parking is available at the Queens Drive/ Holyrood entrance to Arthur’s Seat