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Earth Science Week: Edinburgh Geological Tours

09 October 2016
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Event type:
Geology walk
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2016
Meet outside Mr Wood's Fossils, 5 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh EH1 1JY
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Geologist, Palaeontologist and Mountain Leader Dr Al McGowan is leading Geological tours of Edinburgh for Earth Science Week:

  • Tour 1: Pavement Palaeontology
  • Tour 2: Edinburgh Rocks! A short walk through a billion years of Earth history

How to attend

Cost: £10 per person.

Leaving from outside Mr Wood’s Fossils at 11.30. Tour lasts about 90 mins.

Further Information

Hills of Hame offers two ‘standing’ tours for small parties (maximum of 8 people; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) in Edinburgh. The two tours can be combined or run one after another and cover areas in central and eastern Edinburgh. It is possible to book a tour for a smaller party or arrange other stops.

Tours include access to handlenses and loan of phonescopes, devices that turn a tablet or smart phone camera into a microscope.

PDFs of the tour routes and information are available on the Hills of Hame website and you are welcome to use them to self-guide around the sites.