Edinburgh Science Festival: Explore Beach Pebbles

Come and explore the pebbles on a local beach, and find out about the stories hidden in every pebble!

Edinburgh Science Festival: Explore Beach Pebbles

About Edinburgh Science Festival: Explore Beach Pebbles

Come and explore the pebbles on a local beach, and find out about the stories hidden in every pebble. We’ll discover an amazing variety of different types of pebble, find out where they come from and what they tell us about Scotland’s geology. We’ll also explore why the beach looks the way it does, and how it might change in the next few decades with climate change.

Our beaches are available throughout the week:

Wed 20 Apr – Wardie Bay

Thu 21 Apr – Portobello

Fri 22 Apr – North Berwick

Sat 23 Apr – Dunbar

It may be wet, windy and cold and the beach may be slippery. You'll need to dress up warm and wear strong footwear. Events take place close to access points but you may need to walk up to 100 metres on sand or pebbles and negotiate ramps or steps.

Suitable for ages 5+ but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Presented by Edinburgh Geological Society

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