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100 years of studying the earth

CAPTION: Members of the East Fife Teachers Field Club in 1908, on an outing to Kinkell Ness. They include geologist Thomas Jehu (second from the left) and his colleague Robert Craig (fourth from the left). Copyright: The University of St Andrews Library

How did the earth move?

CAPTION: "Rocks forming the Scottish mainland may have moved hundreds of km towards the ancient crust of the Outer Hebrides to create a huge range of Caledonian Mountains 420 million years ago"

Life reached land a billion years ago

A University of St Andrews scientist has discovered that life colonised the land more than a billion years ago, far earlier than previously thought.

World experts study ancient Scottish rocks

PIC CAPTION: Sheared rocks from Arctic Greenland which had originally been buried ~30 km below the Earth's surface more than 1 billion years ago. CREDIT: Dr Ian Alsop, University of St Andrews

Melting the snowball earth theory

Geoscientists in Scotland have found evidence against the controversial theory that the Earth was completely frozen for periods of many millions of years.

Scotland rocks!

A group of geoscientists may be one step closer to knowing where Scotland originally came from after a conference at the University of St Andrews this weekend.

Where did Scotland come from?

Scottish geologists studying one of the major fractures in the Earth's crust may be able to prove once and for all the origins of the pieces of the Earth's crust which make up Scotland.