Programme of HGS Lectures and Activities for 2021-22




Winter/Spring lectures 2022

Wed 19th January, NatureScot and geoconservation, Dr Rachel Wignall, Geology Adviser NatureScot. 

The role of NatureScot, Scotland’s natures conservation agency, includes geoconservation; so NatureScot is also Scotland’s Geoconservation agency. With legal responsibility for designating and protecting Scotland’s geological and geomorphological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and a remit extending from policy development to public outreach there are many strands to NatureScot’s involvement in geoconservation. This talk will explain the geoconservation data we hold, and some of our past and present work areas, from GCR site selection and site monitoring, to interpretation initiatives, planning consultations, the Scottish Fossil code and the Nature Conservation Order (NCO) for protection of fossils on Skye.

Wed 9th February, Dr Elsa Panciroli tba

Wed 16th March, Dr Tim Lawson tba


Zoom lectures will commence at 19:30.



 Shetland Field trip 2022, We have been able to rebook the Shetland week for 2022, and in summary the plan is as follows: Wed 1 June. Overnight ferry Aberdeen to Lerwick; Th, F, Sa, Su 2 - 6 June. 4 nights booked at Bridge End Outdoor Centre; M, Tu, W 6 - 9 June. Plan to stay 3 nights on Unst, possibly at Saxa Vord if available
Th 9 June. Overnight ferry to Aberdeen, arriving on the morning of Fri 10 June.

There is a (short) waiting list for places - things will become clearer once the Unst accommodation is resolved.



Further details of our meetings and events may be found within the NEWS LETTERS section and also available for download: see LIBRARY tab within menu to the LHS.


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