Scenes from the JSG and Texas Exes Alumni Scotland Trip

Jackson School alumni, staff and friends traveled with the Texas Exes to Scotland in summer 2014. The 12-day trip included a stop in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.


From Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2014, Jackson School of Geosciences alumni joined the Flying Longhorns alumni group to tour Scotland. The group took a historic and cultural journey through the country, visiting Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lock Ness, the Isle of Skye and other areas of the Scottish Highlands. Alumni were also treated to geological field trips led by Ian Dalziel, a Scottish-born geologist and research professor at the Jackson School. Dalziel led the group on geological tours of Assynt in the northwest Caledonian front, the dormant volcano Arthur’s Seat and the famous geological phenomenon Siccar Point.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, a railway viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films.
Don Miser (Ph.D. ’87) in Geilston Garden.
Pat Abbott (M.A. ’66, Ph.D. ’73) at Siccar Point.
Boat cruise on Loch Lomond (left to right: Charles Riggs, Harold Dunn, Bruce McCommons, Diane Merrill and Bob Merrill).
Diane and Bob Merrill, Ian Dalziel, Pat Abbott and Eugenia Sangines, Mike Floyd, Karen Cochran and Bruce McCommons at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.
A sheep dog demonstration with working border collies in the village of Kincraig.
A visit to the Edradour distillery.
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