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Geology of Scotland

05 - 07 February 2021
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Event type:
Endorsed CPD Course, Field Trip
Organised by:
Higham Hall College
Higham Hall College, Cumbria
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Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of Scotland, provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • A series of practical sessions interspersed where appropriate in the presentations, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from Scotland
  • A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle

The PowerPoint presentations work chronologically forward in time from the Precambrian (Lewisian) through to the present day. Palaeogeographic maps and cross sections are presented for each time period, alongside relevant photos, diagrams and geological maps from across Scotland.

This is a class-based course, but a short optional trip out in the break period is offered, weather dependent, for those that want it.

Date and time

6.30pm on Friday 5 February 2021 to 1.30pm on Sunday 7 February 2021


Higham Hall College
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9SH

Cost and booking information

Course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £248. The non-residential course fee is £179, which includes lunch and evening meal. 

Please contact Higham Hall directly to book on to the course.


Dr Annette McGrath

Venue contact

Convenor Contact

Higham Hall College

Tel: 017687 76276

Dr Annette Mcgrath