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So Fresh and So Clean - news story - 06 Jan 2017

This year the shop will see its 30th birthday. Okay, maybe not so old compared to what's on the shelves, but the shelves themselves and the walls behind them look every bit of their age. It's ...

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The Bearsden Shark - news story - 23 Nov 2016

Stan Wood found Akmonistion, the Bearsden Shark, in 1982. It's a remarkably well-preserved fossil of a rare and distinctive Carboniferous shark, notable for its bizarre dorsal fin. THe specimen is on display in Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, ...

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Science! - news story - 12 Oct 2016

On Saturday the 22nd Midlothian Science Festival are having a Science on the Wild Side day at Vogrie Park near Gorebridge. I'm going to be giving a talk at 12.30 aimed broadly at kids - it's ...

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A New Old Dolphin - news story - 18 Aug 2016

Bones found in Alaska in 1951 have been identified as a new species of dolphin, related to the South Asian river dolphin. It's been named Arktocara yakataga, which trips nicely off the tongue. It lived around 25 ...

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Fossil Hunters - news story - 21 Jul 2016

Just a reminder that the Fossil Huners exhibition, on Stan's work and the TW:eed Project, finishes its run at the NMS on Chambers Street in the middle of August. If you haven't seen it yet, I'd ...

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To Alsace - news story - 16 Jun 2016

I leave for the St Marie show on Tuesday, and will be back in the shop the following Tuesday. My shopping list is relatively short for a trade show, but I'll no doubt come back with ...

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Fossil Grove - news story - 11 Mar 2016

Shortly after finishing my geology degree, and whilst gaining the experience that would allow me a place on the Museum Studies post-graduate course I wanted, I worked for a couple of seasons at Fossil Grove, in ...

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Filling the gap - news story - 23 Feb 2016

A long-stending mystery of the fossil record is gradually being solved, with a series of discoveries in Scottish rocks. At the beginning of the Carboniferous period, there had been a fifteen million year stretch so poorly ...

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