Rock Doctors to the Rescue at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

children listening to presentationOn a gorgeous sunny day in Edinburgh, the UKCCSRC and its partners SCCS and GCCSI took two groups of intrepid travellers through a geological time machine and travelled through 145 million years to reveal the secrets of the geology that makes the storage in Carbon Capture and Storage possible. Building Better Worlds: Rock Doctors to the Rescue! was held as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival’s 2017 programme and was hosted by Our Dynamic Earth.

In addition to the time travelling (a 2.5km guided outdoor walk in the beautiful Holyrood Park), people also got a chance to find out a bit more about the CCS Projects in the UK with the Teesside Collective, Caledonian Clean Energy Project and the Acorn project from Pale Blue Dot manning stands. Approximately 750 people came and went throughout the day and found out more about CCS. And there was also an opportunity for the younger visitors to try their hand at some geology themed crafts.

With Edinburgh’s weather on its best behaviour and enthusiastic participants, it was a great day out. Special thank yous to Kirsty from GCCSI and Indira from SCCS and Conor from Our Dynamic Earth for helping us make this happen and also to all our volunteers ranging from Kirsty’s parents (thanks Barbara and Munro), Jonathan (our helpful MSc student asteroid thrower) to Sarah, Stephen and Frances and Chris from the projects. #CCSRocks!


Check out our Flickr album for photos from the day!

S. Wright