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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

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 (to be rescheduled due to Covid restrictions. Further details to follow)

Sat 1st May –  Fri 7th May 2021 (to be rescheduled due to Covid restrictions. Further details to follow)

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

 

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.