Scotland's aquifers




Following the recent sinkhole event in St Albans, you can find out more about BGS research on caves, subsidence and soluble rocks

Baseline monitoring in Vale of Pickering

BGS leads a consortium to conduct environmental baseline monitoring for a potential shale gas site in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
Read more about monitoring in Yorkshire

Scotland's aquifers report

Our new report 'Scotland's aquifers and groundwater bodies' provides an up to date overview of Scotland's aquifers, their hydrogeology and their baseline groundwater chemistry. It also gives an introduction to groundwater and groundwater management in Scotland.
Find out more about this report and download it for free

Nationally important, unique and of value to the UK

We are a world-leading geological survey that focuses on public-good science and research to understand earth and environmental processes.
Read more about why #BGSmatters

3D geological models with Minecraft

Following on from the scale model of Great Britain, BGS has taken another step into the world of Minecraft by creating three-dimensional representations of geology at several locations across the country.

Read more about 3D geological models with Minecraft

Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App