Glasgow Tour - Impact of the city’s Industrial Legacy, Urban Regeneration and Greening - SOLD OUT

This tour will focus on the Clyde Gateway project in Glasgow, which aims to build on the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in an area with a long history of industrial activity and subsequent stagnation. The Cuningar loop, which was an open coalmine and sand quarry, has been regenerated as an urban park as part of the legacy and is now the setting for one of the  UK GeoEnergy Observatory. Nearby, Shawfield was, at its peak, the world’s largest Cr-works. The comprehensive and extensive remediation works carry out on those sites and the monitoring and observation work undertaken by the British Geology Survey at the UK GeoEnergy observation in Glasgow will be presented during the visit.

Wider issues of the sustainable use of urban space and greening initiative will be also be explored through a visit to the Green Action Trust WeeForest project on Pollockshaws. WeeForest established a high density native species rich woodland in urban Scotland combines the specific of  EarthWatch ‘Tiny Forest programme’ planting method with long term citizen science. The visit will illustrated the roles of soils and management requirement needed to supported this environmental regeneration project.


5 August 2022
Departure Location:
Glasgow (SEC)
Finish Location:
Glasgow (SEC)
Board Basis:
Lunch provided

Tour leader: Tour will be co-led by Margaret Graham (Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geochemistry at Edinburgh University), Paul Everett (Urban soil geochemistry) and Patricia Bruneau (NatureScot).

Paul is an environmental Geochemist with extensive experience of the Glasgow soils. Margaret is a chair in Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Edinburgh.
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