|Meeting||Training Room at Thorntree Hall, Thornliebank|
|Time||4th Wednesday of the month at 10.30am to 12.30pm|
Next meeting on dates as above - details by email.
Please make sure that you have completed our Personal Risk Assessment before attending and remember there will be strict adherence to the current Scottish Government's Covid-19 Regulations during the meetings.
On 3rd August 2021 the Scottish Government announced the lifting of most COVID restrictions from 9th August. Although it was hoped face to face indoor meetings could resume this autumn our proposed venue has inconvenient strict conditions so it has been decided to continue with Zoom meetings for October and November. A decision on the method of meeting in 2022 will be made before Christmas. :-
No meetings in July and August - summer break.
Wednesday 22nd September- Field meeting to Lynn Glen, Dalry. Details later
Thursday 30th September - Field trip to Saltcoats beach - THIS IS AN EXTRA MEETING.- meet at 11 am by the ship's anchor on the promenade at Saltcoats. This is between the Lidl/Iceland supermarket block and the sea.
Wednesday 27th October - Zoom meeting at 10.30 am.- the Carboniferous Era - Simon Cuthbert
Wednesday 24th November - Zoom meeting at 10.30 am-the Geology of the English Lake District - Colin Sykes
No meeting in December but we hope to have an on line Christmas quiz circulated.
Wednesday 26th January 2022 - The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow - Vanessa Starcher.
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - Still being arranged - ? talk on the Geology of the North West Highlands as backup.
Wednesday 23rd March 2022- Gary Hoare - Fossil talk with particularl reference to fauna of Trearne Quarry
Wednesday 27th April - Guided visit to Trearne Quarry - Gary Hoare.
Geology is defined as ‘the study of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and its natural mineral and energy resources and investigates the processes that have shaped the Earth through its 4500 million year history.’
Are you interested in the structure of rocks and minerals and how they were formed? Earth processes such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes? The history of the Earth’s structure and how it is still changing? Why Mount Everest is growing by about 4mm per year?
At the meetings there are discussions, talks and sometimes field trips, which are undertaken at your own risk. No previous knowledge is required to join the group just an interest.
All the outings are undertaken at the individual member's own risk.
If you would like more information or to join the group please contact Colin by clicking on the Message Bird.
#The original planned meetings for 2020 for you to look at.. It is hoped to resurrect some of these in 2022
December - no meeting as due date falls on Christmas Day!
January 22nd - The Geology of Mars- Roy Bryce
February 26th - Fossils (Part 1)- an overview.- Gary Hoare
March 25th - Fossils (Part 2)- Local sites- Gary Hoare
April 22nd- Field trip to Trearne Quarry with Gary Hoare- details later
May 27th- Field trip - Saltcoats Beach
June 24th -Field Trip- Campsie Glen
July 22nd - Field Trip - Mugdock
August 26th- Field trip - Leadhills and Wanlockhead
September 23rd - Field trip -Lynn Glen Dalry
October 28th - Meeting at Thorntree Hall - Oceanography talk by Michael Orren
November 25th - Meeting at Thorntree Hall - members presentations
December - No meeting