Geowalks: Shetland – Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 June 2022
The wild and remote Shetland archipelago is renowned for its scenery, wildlife, archaeology and rocks, a must-visit for anyone who loves Scottish islands. The geology is extremely varied across the island group: dominated by a wide range of different metamorphic rocks, linked to the main rock areas of the Scottish Highlands, but compressed and juxtaposed in narrow slices and accompanied by granite, sandstone and volcanic rocks formed in the Devonian period. We will visit the northern island of Unst, a unique assemblage from the Iapetus Ocean floor.
There is a marvellous variety of rocks that is reflected in the unique character of each island and every view. These rocks and scenery would be enough to entertain and delight on their own, but are accompanied by much else, including rich archaeology and culture, and world-famous bird life.
This trip will be led by Angus Miller of Geowalks and local tour guide Robina Barton. Robina is based in Lerwick and has in-depth experience of Shetland’s culture, geology, nature and archaeology.
Trip information sheet (pdf)