St Abb's Head

St Abb’s Head. Photo: Angus Miller.

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Excursion title:

St Abb’s Science Day – Geology Walk (short – duration 45 minutes)

Date & time:

Saturday 26th August, 11.30 am and 2 pm


Alison Tymon (morning) and Ian Kille (afternoon)


Edinburgh Geological Society

Meeting place:

outside the St Abb’s Visitor Centre, Coldingham Road, St Abbs TD14 5PL (note this is the Visitor Centre in the village, not to be confused with the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre at Northfield).

Excursion route:

around the village and the harbour.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

about 1km with some steep slopes, on pavements and quiet roads.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Steep drops into the sea at the harbour. Traffic.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

Wear good footwear and keep back from the harbour edge.

May dogs be brought on the excursion?


Toilet information:

At the Ebba Centre near the start and end of the walk.

Excursion aims and description:

Join an expert geologist for a walk around the village to explore the story of the volcanoes that erupted here 400 million years ago.


St Abb’s Head geology walk available from