Join geologist Angus Miller and explore Scotland's landscape, shaped over millions of years. Stroll through Edinburgh's Holyrood Park and climb the Arthur's Seat volcano. Walk in the footsteps of James Hutton, father of modern geology.
Take a walk back in time ... discover stories from the deep past, of the tropical seas, volcanoes and great rivers that formed the rocks beneath our feet, millions of years ago. This is not just a story from the past, though, for these rocks have been sculpted and eroded to form Scotland's beautiful scenery, providing sites of forts and castles, and the building material and energy that has fuelled Scotland's development.
Take a stroll through Holyrood Park, in the heart of Edinburgh, climb the Arthur's Seat volcano to find out how eruptions in the past have helped create today's city. Walk across an ancient lava flow right into the heart of the volcano, and discover how people have used this landscape for shelter and prestige. Fine views, fresh air and a relaxing counterpoint to the bustle of the city streets.
Explore the story of James Hutton, the father of modern geology, who was born and raised in Edinburgh in the 18th century. He returned to live in the shadow of Arthur's Seat later in life. What did he see in the rocks of Scotland that convinced him of the slow pace of geological processes and the great age of the Earth? Come and follow his footsteps through Edinburgh and at the beautiful coastal site of Siccar Point, his most famous discovery that lies just 40 miles or so outside the city. Examine Hutton's rocks, and "stare into the abyss of time".
Or if you've got a few days, why not explore further afield? Scotland is the home of geology, with amazing geodiversity. Every part of Scotland has a different story to tell, every corner brings a new view and a different geological gem. I run several trips a year to various locations around Scotland, or I can organise a bespoke tour for you.
Please visit my website or get in touch to find out more - I look forward to sharing Scotland's fantastic geology with you!