11 January 2018Possible Guided Tour - Miller's Edinburgh

Another key initiative is envisaged:


to be given on June 16th  or Sunday, 17th June

This is being planned with Dr Al McGowan, Edinburgh-based earth scientist and professional tour leader (see www.hillsofhame.com), and more details will be given later on our website, and in future newsletters.

At this stage, we are asking members for "expressions of interest" in taking part. There will be a fee to be paid by each applicant, which we will make as modest as possible, and  places will be allotted on a first come, first served basis for a group which has to be limited in numbers.


We hope members will be excited by the move to Scotland's capital for our next big project. Edinburgh is clearly more accessible than Cromarty for most of you, and the choice demonstrates our ambition to "go national" with our activities, alongside such events as our recent conference, "The Old Red: Hugh Miller's Geological Legacy," and the Miller writing competition, in which we are a sponsoring partner.

We look forward to hearing from you!

11 January 2018AGM - Edinburgh, 16 June 2018

We are delighted to invite members to attend our next, 12th annual meeting, which will be held in Edinburgh, to coincide with the second Hugh Miller Writing Competition's prize-giving ceremony.



will be held at the Scottish Poetry Library

5, Crichton's Close, Canongate, EDINBURGH EH8 8DT,

on Saturday, 16th June 2018

starting on the Mezzanine floor at 10.30am


It will be followed at the same venue by the awards ceremony at 2.00pm.


For more information on the venue, please visit: www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk.


08 November 2017Second Writing Competition

Footprints in the sand


poster for miller writing competion


08 November 2017Forthcoming news from Friends of Hugh Miller

Watch out for:


  • Hugh's News bumper special edition due out in the New Year!


  • More on the second writing competition


  • Reports from the Old Red Legacy Conference


  • Tributes to Nigel Trewin


07 November 2017Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter - Launch and Conference

scottish geodiversity froumn logo


Thursday 16 November 2017 Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Scotland’s Geodiversity Charter sets out a vision: that Scotland’s geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainable development, to be managed appropriately and safeguarded for this and future generations. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum has worked with partners to revise and update the Charter during 2017, ready for the launch of the renewed Charter at this conference with the support of more than 70 organisations.

The conference is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, the British Geological Survey, the Edinburgh Geological Society, and the Geological Society of Glasgow.

Book now at scottishgeodiversityforum.org/charter/conference/


Conference details




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