TVGS are looking forward to a full season of activities in the coming months. We have a great line-up of speakers for our indoor events and are planning outdoor events too. We are now inviting previous members to renew their subscriptions so they can participate fully in the club’s activities. New members are of course also very welcome!

The first event in the calendar is a talk by Prof. Robin Strachan of Portsmouth University, on Monday 25th October, entitled:

“A geotraverse across Shetland: new insights into the Scottish Caledonides”,

which he introduces as follows:

“Shetland is a microcosm of the Scottish Caledonides, containing potential correlatives of the Moine Thrust Zone, the Moine and Dalradian supergroups, and an overlying ophiolite derived from the Iapetus Ocean. New geochronology results shed exciting new insights into the geological evolution of this hitherto relatively poorly known part of Scotland.”

Prof. Strachan has been active in researching the most ancient rocks of Britain for many years, working across Northern Scotland as well as in the Malvern Hills. He has researched orogenic zones across the world, and is well known through his co-authorship of the “Geological History of Britain and Ireland”, which clearly and meticulously explains how these islands evolved over time.

This meeting will be held by zoom, but it is expected that future meetings will be held in the Martley Memorial Hall, although options to attend by zoom may continue for some time longer.

Further details are being emailed to those already on the TVGS mailing list.

Others interested in becoming members or attending the meetings should contact John Nicklin at for details.