Introductory Geology in Perthshire

This introduction to geology offers a mix of field trips and classroom based activities. Presuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the course will start at the beginning with the identification and origin of rocks and minerals using hand specimens and microscope slides. We will learn about plate tectonics, volcanism, metamorphism and sedimentary processes to develop an understanding of how the Earth works and how local rocks fit into the bigger picture of Scotland’s amazing geological history. Set in the eroded remains of a once mighty mountain belt, Kindrogan is well situated for visits to a range of locations with much to reveal. With a mixture of field trips, lectures and practical work with maps and rocks, the course offers a gentle introduction to a fascinating subject in a great location. A moderate level of fitness is required for the field investigations.

Fiona McGibbon is an Open University Associate Lecturer in Earth Sciences. She is an experienced field and classroom teacher and has a long connection with Kindrogan. An expert in petrology, she provides specialist services to archaeologists and works with local artists too. Extra nights If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £25 for B&B, or £40 full board (we can confirm B&B availability 4 weeks prior to the course). Sunday rate £35. Partner Rate For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £35 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01250 870 150.

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Key Information

Start date:

20th July 2018 at 5:00pm


From £385


Field Studies Council




Countryside & Land Management, Environment


Kindrogan, United Kingdom