I've worked as The Herald's education correspondent for the past five years, covering a range of stories from bogus colleges in Glasgow to the state of the nation's schools and the future of university funding. I'm interested in any stories relating to education. I previously worked at The Scotsman, covering politics and home affairs.
In 2012, just 17 pupils sat the subject - set to be axed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in two years time - but this year numbers rose to 64.
Although the figure is still low, other subjects such as Chinese Languages also have a small uptake, but are considered too important to scrap.
Academics and scientists believe pupils have a natural interest in the subject and should be made aware of the critical role geologists play in key industries vital to the future prosperity of Scotland, such as gas and oil.