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NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

ROCK STOP VISITOR CENTRE

Over the summer we have been constantly reviewing the situation with regard to the current Covid-19 crisis, but as restrictions remain in place we have now taken the decision not to open The Rock Stop visitor centre for the remainder of the year.

We hope that the situation will improve by the start of next season when we aim to return to normal service.

In the meantime, why not visit the Virtual Rock Stop and browse the online shops of our partners? If you are able, buying online will be a huge support to many micro businesses who depend on summer income.

GEOTOURS FOR 2021

In these unusual times it was necessary to cancel the majority of the 2020 tours but we are pleased to report that many participants transferred to the 2021 dates. 

To accommodate the extra demand for 2021 we have added more tour dates and there are still some places available.  Click on the buttons below for more details on both the Geopark and Highland Controversy tours.

Geopark Geotours 2021

Fri 14th May – Mon 17th May 2021 (extended weekend tour)

Sat 1st May –  Fri 7th May 2021 (limited places available)
Wed 15th Sep – Tue 21st Sep 2021 (places available)

Highlands Controversy Geotour 2021

Sat 5th June – Thurs 10th June 2021
Sat 3rd July – Thurs 8th July 2021 

 

Geopark Geotour                          The Highlands Controversy Geotour

 

THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHLANDS CONTROVERSY

Whilst in lockdown and unable to participate in outdoor activities, we decided to use some of this extra time to compile a short history of the Highlands Controversy to celebrate its links with the Geopark and to complement the new Highlands Controversy Geotour. The project has been co-authored by Pete Harrison, Geopark Geologist and Alastair Mitchell who has studied the Controversy and built an extensive collection of historical documents which we are delighted to share. Alastair has previously given a talk on historical geological maps at the Rock Stop.

The history contains a brief outline of the main characters and how the controversy developed over the mid to late 19th century. It includes vintage photographs and sketches, excerpts from geological journals, links to historical maps and suggestions for additional reading should you be interested in pursuing further. We are also working on a video introduction to the tour which we will add to the website in the near future. 

Read The Story Of The Highlands Controversy

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What's On

On the dawn of the Cambrian explosion of life: The Scottish fossil evidence

Thursday February 25th 2021

Geopark Geotour

Saturday May 1st 2021

Geopark (extended weekend) Geotour

Friday May 14th 2021

Highlands Controversy Geotour

Saturday June 5th 2021

Highlands Controversy Geotour

Saturday July 3rd 2021

Geopark Geotour

Wednesday September 15th 2021

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