Fossil Grove on the Radio – 17 Dec 2022
Geology on Radio Scotland! Mark from Out of Doors visited the Fossil Grove in Glasgow last week. Two pieces at 22:25 and 49:30. Rest of programme worth a listen too! #fossilgroveglasgow
Glasgow University Students Visit: 5 March 2022
Ten students plus staff spent a few hours this morning studying the Fossil Grove as part of their course at Glasgow University. Hopefully the start of regular clasases here. So much geology to see!
Improving the drainage along the south wall – 3 March 2022
Phase 1a of the renovation project is to try and reduce the amount of groundwater getting into the building from south side. Here is Jamie Bateman looking at the main problem on the SW corner. He is working on a specification for a contractor to enlarge the channel allowing it to drain properly and be easy to sweep clean, install some new gabion retaining walling, construct new drainage traps and fix the leaking gutters.
Checking out the Ventilation – 3 March 2022
Phase 1b of the Renovation Project is to restore some more natural ventilation in the clerestory. Here we see Jamie Bateman – a specialist architect from Smith Scott Mullen Associates – up a scaffold tower assesing how these panels could be opened – like they used to 30 years ago
Gutter clearance – Dec 21-Jan-22
Water Ingress around Stump 11 – Dec 2021
Gutter Clearing – November 2020
Underground Repairs: Successfully completed on N-side downpipe – Feb 2020. Water ingress into fossil house substantially reduced!
Roof Steam Cleaning – January 2020
New Lights – installed by Fossil Grove Trust – Dec 2019
Sampling the metal struts and paint with HES – January 2019