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The Volcanoes that Rocked Edinburgh

Friday 12 and Sunday 14 April

Explore the volcanic eruptions that rocked Edinburgh and helped shape the landscape we see today. Be guided through the undulating past of Holyrood Park through the eyes of expert geologist Angus Miller from theCentre for Open Learning. Hear stories of these different volcanoes, comparing them to modern eruptions to help us understand what happened in Edinburgh in the past and then head out into Holyrood Park to track down this evidence.

We'll begin indoors, finding out about volcanoes around the world and look at rocks and volcanic ash that contain clues to how volcanoes erupt in different ways. Then we'll head out into the Park to track down the evidence that Arthur's Seat was once an active volcano, find out about its eruptions, and confirm that the volcano is now definitely extinct!

The walking distance is less than 3km on rough paths with some uneven steps and steep slopes. Please dress appropriately for this outdoor event including sensible footwear and waterproof clothing.

Presented by Dynamic Earth

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