University of St Andrews

First Year Geography Field Class - Arthur's Seat

Tuesday 02 October 2012

First year students taking GG1001 - the Physical Geography Field Class - enjoyed the sunshine this past weekend as they visited the Hill of Tarvit in Fife and Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh.

The ever popular GG1001 field class introduces new students to the concepts of lanscape evolution, highlighting the nature of differential erosion across a range of geological terranes and is the first opportunity to link some of the theory from lectures and practicals to the great Scottish outdoors.

The photographs on the left show students looking over Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat. The photographs to the right show students at James Hutton's (1726-1797) famous section at Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh.

(photograph credits: William Austin & David McCarthy

Arthur's Seat 2012