This website was originally created in 2005 as a way of showing the range, size and beauty of agates from Scotland. From the start the site was somewhere for the interested collector to visit. It has been periodically updated as new agates and new agate bearing areas have been found.
The website is loosely based around the book “Scottish Agates” written by Nick Crawford and David Anderson and published in 2010.
Beautiful agates are found all over the world including Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, the United States, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Bulgaria, Russia and various countries in Africa. In comparison to these localities the agate bearing rocks in Scotland are very small but the Scottish agates, although fewer in number, are often second to none in their colour, pattern and beauty. For such a small country there is also an amazing variety of different agates many showing very subtle differences from one area to another.


Agate Producing Areas
Montrose Area
Dundee Area
Perth Area
Cheviot Area
Scottish Islands
Other Scottish Localities
Scottish Jasper
Agate Terminology
Agate Formation
Agate Abstracts
Agate Jewellery
Matthew Forster Heddle
"Scottish Agates"....the book!
Latest Finds
Caledonian Rock Shop
Scottish Agates Poster

Plate Tectonic Maps by C. R. Scotese, PALEOMAP Project. These excellent maps have transformed how we understand Earth geologic past by presenting the sometimes dry descriptions from the geologist by a visual illustration easily understood by everyone. It was only when I first saw these maps that I began to understand the story of Scotland journey through Geologic time.