Under the surface of Arthur’s Seat
September 13, 2023 10:00am Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT
Follow in the footsteps of many famous geologists and poets and find the motivation to find your own creative inspiration.
“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” – Alexander McCall Smith’s (FRSE)
Geology and poetry exist in parallel with each other – they’re not-so-distant relatives.
Both require active participation and imagination. Both are active and involved processes that try to understand and process the material world around us.
This walking tour around Arthur’s Seat will illustrate this relationship by focusing on both the geological interpretations and the poetic expressions of the iconic Edinburgh landmark – Arthur’s Seat. We will explore and discuss the vast and varied history of human interactions with this iconic and dramatic tourist spot in the heart of the city.
Through this tour, follow in the footsteps of many famous geologists and poets and find the motivation to write your own creative expressions, inspired by the landscapes and earth around you.Join Waiting List
- A reasonable level of fitness is required to take part in this event as we will be walking from Holyrood over the northern flank of the hill to Dunsapie Loch and back round Queen’s Drive and Hunter’s Bog. 2-2.5 hours
- There is also at times rough and uneven terrain and up and down moderate hills (by Scottish standards!)
- People should bring water and wear suitable clothing (walking boots, waterproofs, walking pole)