Discovering Shetland's Rocks and Landscapes

Ref: 2466

Fully Booked

This class will explore Shetland’s geological story, beginning with an introduction to basic geological principles. We will also look at the major rock groups that have come together over the past 3 billion years to form ‘Shetland’s geological jigsaw’. We will explore some of Shetland's geological sites in detail, both in the classroom and in the field, discovering how they formed at different times, in different parts of the globe, before making their way to their current position at 60 North. We will touch on how ‘Da Auld Rock’ relates to the wider Scottish geological context and why it is internationally important. 

Bring a notepad and pen for classroom sessions, and a packed lunch, waterproof clothing, suitable footwear, water, sunscreen and any medication for field trips. A reasonable level of fitness is required for the field trips.


Tutor: Robina Barton
Venue: Islesburgh Community Centre
Duration / Dates: Tuesday 14, 21, 28 April, 5 May 2020 (classroom sessions) and Saturday 2, 9 May 2020 (field trips)
Times: 7 - 9pm (classroom sessions) and 10am - 5pm (field trips)
Cost: £92.64 / £47.32c
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