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NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

ROCK STOP VISITOR CENTRE UPDATE – SPRING 2021

We are constantly reviewing the situation with the aim of opening the Rock Stop Visitor Centre as soon as the Covid-19 restrictions allow.

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 2021/22

In these unusual times it was necessary to reschedule a number of the tours.  The latest dates are shown below.  Click on the buttons for more details on both the Geopark and Highland Controversy tours.

Geopark Geotours

Wed 15th – Tue 21st September 2021

Sat 7th – Fri 13th May 2022

Highlands Controversy Geotour

Sat 3rd – Thurs 8th July 2021 

Sat 4th –  Thurs 9th June 2022

 

 

Geopark Geotour                          The Highlands Controversy Geotour

 

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE GEOPARK

Help support the Northwest Highlands Geopark or just keep in touch.

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NEW KNOCKAN CRAG PODCAST

Join Pete Harrison and Laura Hamlet on an audio guided Geotour of Knockan Crag with the first North West Highlands Geopark podcast.

 

You may also be interested in the Geoheritage Festival Talks.  The talks will appear here after the live events.

Geoheritage Festival Talks

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 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. 

 

Read The Story Of The Highlands Controversy

In addition we are now pleased to announce the launch of a new video entitled The North West Highlands Geocontroversy which shows how the story relates to the landscape of the North West Highlands Geopark.

News

Freelance Fundraising and Development Specialist Wanted

Monday November 30th 2020

Freelance editor wanted

Monday October 19th 2020

AGM2020

Saturday October 3rd 2020

Recruiting a Treasurer

Tuesday August 25th 2020

Virtual Rock Stop

Thursday March 19th 2020

2020 season recruitment

Monday February 24th 2020