Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley

One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival on display in a remarkable new exhibition created by the Royal Geographical Society, curated by polar historian Meredith Hooper. The touring version of Enduring Eye is at the National Library of Scotland until 12 November 2017 and, alongside Hurley’s astonishing images, it showcases the expedition’s links to the people of Edinburgh.

One of these is a tartan blanket given to the expedition’s Scottish geologist James Wordie by his sister. After the ship sank, it was adapted into a jacket to help give some protection against the fierce polar winter. Also on show is a paperknife crafted from a wooden tent peg and given to Wordie by fellow Scot Henry McNish, the ship’s carpenter whose skills were essential in getting the men to safety.

Further information about the exhibition | Directions to the National Library of Scotland

Siccar Point

Edinburgh EarthCache weekend, 6-8 October 2017

Come and explore Edinburgh’s fantastic geology and some of the EarthCaches of the area.  An EarthCache is a specific location that people can visit to learn about geology. This weekend programme includes opportunities to find EarthCaches in the city centre and join in a tour of important geological sites including Siccar Point. More information …

Siccar Point