Field Trips

Several multi-day post-conference fieldtrips are available to book during your registration. Details of the trips can be found below.

All tours start on Saturday 20th August.

North West Scotland


Single Occupancy - £1099.00 (price for 1 person)
Double Occupancy - £1499.00 (price for 2 people, shared room)

Included in the tour:

  • All travel from/to SEC Glasgow

  • 4 nights’ accommodation (2 nights in Portree (Skye) and 2 nights in Ullapool), inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast on each morning

  • Lunch provided on all 5 days

  • And of course a Distillery tour

 

Timetable:

 

Day 1 - Leave Glasgow, drive to Skye. Stops at Glencoe (an ancient super-volcano) and the Kyle of Lochalsh possible impact rocks (on Skye). Overnight accommodation in Portree.

Day 2 – Drive to the Old man of Stoer rock pinnacles (~1 hour hike optional), followed by a whisky distillery tour. If time permits, day 2 may also include a visit the An Corran beach, to view the fossilised dinosaur footprints. Overnight accommodation in Portree.

Day 3 - Drive to Ullapool, with stops at loch Marie, lunch at the Inverewe botanical gardens, and a stop at loch Thurnaig where the Stac Fada impact member can be viewed. Overnight accommodation in Ullapool. 

Day 4 – View the Stac Fada impact rocks at Stoar, followed by lunch at the famous Lochinver Pie Shop, then further impact rocks at Enard Bay. Overnight accommodation in Ullapool. 

Day 5 - Drive back to Glasgow via Inverness/Loch Ness.

The Isle of Arran


Single Occupancy - £1099.00 (price for 1 person)
Double Occupancy - £1499.00 (price for 2 people, shared room)
No accommodation option – £299.00

This fieldtrip is available to book either with or without accommodation. For those booking this fieldtrip without accommodation included, we will look to arrange pick-ups/drop-offs at a central point. Travel to and from SEC Glasgow is included regardless of whether you book the accommodation option or not.

Included in the tour:

  • All travel from/to SEC Glasgow

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Brodick (optional), inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast on each morning

  • Lunch provided on all 5 days

  • And of course a Distillery tour

 

Timetable:

A timetable for this fieldtrip has not yet been set (and may vary depending on the weather), but activities include:

  • A visit to the Lochranza coast to view James Hutton’s famous unconformity (~45 mins hike), followed by a tour of the nearby whisky distillery.

  • A visit to the Machrie Moor Standing Stones and a stroll along the beach at Blackwaterfoot to the base of the Drumadoon sill.

  • A visit to Brodick Castle, followed by a tour of the Arran brewery.

  • A hike through the serene Glen Rosa glacial valley, or (for the more adventurous) up nearby Goatfell, the highest point on Arran (874m/2,867ft).


The Orkney Isles


Single Occupancy - £749.00 (price for 1 person)
Double Occupancy - £1049.00 (price for 2 people, shared room)

Included in the tour:

  • All transfers while on Orkney

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in the main town of Stromness, inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast on each morning

  • Lunch provided on all 4 days

  • Cathedral Visit

  • And of course a Distillery tour

 

*Please note, travel to and from Orkney is not included in the price of this fieldtrip, delegates are asked to arrange their own.

Timetable:

A timetable for this fieldtrip has not yet been set (and may vary depending on the weather), but activities include:

  • A boat trip to view the Old Man of Hoy sea stack, and the varied seabirds of the rugged coast

  • A visit to the pre-historic village of Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar stone circle

  • A visit to the Viking-built cathedral of St Magnus, followed by a distillery tour