Scottish Agates of the National Museums Scotland collection
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Join Emily Brown, Assistant Curator of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland on a journey though agate formation and agate collecting in Scotland, through the lens of the world famous Scottish agate collection at National Museums Scotland.
Agates have fascinated people for thousands of years and have particular cultural relevance for Scotland through their use creating pebble jewelry. Have you ever wondered how these wonderful banded stones formed, or why Scotland is so prolific for agate hunting? This talk will explain the mysteries of agates and show some of the best agate collecting locations through the lens of the Scottish agate collection at National Museums Scotland.