New leaflet: the geology of Dalkeith Country Park

The Lothian and Borders GeoConservation group is delighted to publish a new leaflet exploring some of the geology of Dalkeith Country Park. The leaflet, prepared by volunteers Alison and Barry Tymon with support from other members of the group, introduces the sandstones that were used in construction of Restoration Yard and the Orangerie. It also explains how these sandstone layers were formed, and where some local examples can be seen in the Park. These were formed in large river channels around 310 million years ago.

You can download the new leaflet here –

Barns Ness limestone

Fossil walk at Barns Ness, near Dunbar

Fossil walk at Barns Ness – Thursday 15 June 2023, 19:00 to 20:30. Free – booking essential

Join geologists from the Edinburgh Geological Society for a short walk exploring the limestone at Barns Ness, and the amazing stories that the rocks can tell of their origin in a warm, shallow sea at the equator. We’ll find lots of fossils, and evidence of changing conditions as different sedimentary rocks formed 330 million years ago. An event for Dunbar Civic Week.

Meet at the east end of the White Sands Beach – NT713772, What3Words: trembles.represent.encloses

Information about White Sands, including directions:

Geology Leaflet: