Discovering Shetland's Rocks and Landscapes - 3 Billion Years of Earth's History

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Course Cancelled

This class will explore Shetland’s geological story, beginning with an introduction to basic geological principles.

We will look at the major rock groups that have come together over the past 3 billion years to form ‘Shetland’s geological jigsaw’. We will also look at 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 and footwear, water, suncreen 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: 6 sessions: 4 x 2-hour classroom sessions on 16, 23, 30 April and 7 May 2019; 2 x 7-hour field trips on 11 and 18 May 2019
Times: 7pm - 9pm for classroom sessions and 10am - 5pm for field trips
Cost: £90 full price or £46 concession
  • General interest
  • Shetland heritage
  • Evening classes
  • The Scotish Goverment
  • Shetland Island Council
  • Learn Direct Scotland