History of the Society

The Edinburgh Geological Society was founded at a time of great controversy and debate in Edinburgh surrounding the emerging science of geology. The Society is among the oldest of the Scottish scientific societies. With its active and enthusiastic membership, the Society maintains a proud tradition of contributing to geological thinking and study. It continues to keep pace with new ideas and methods of investigation in geology through the work of its members and its programme of lectures and field excursions. 

You may read a fuller description of the Society in the article by Keith Halley, first published in the Winter 1996 issue of 'The Edinburgh Geologist' (No 29).

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