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February 2022

Clachtoll Broch guided walk with Historic Assynt

February 27 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Clachtoll Broch Clachtoll, IV27 4JD United Kingdom

Finn Valentine will lead this guided walk to visit the broch and highlight some of the unique discoveries that were made there during the excavations. Meet at Clachtoll Beach Car Park. May be cancelled in bad weather, as the broch can be dangerous to visit in high winds and rain. Free. Contact assyntman@gmail.com, 01571 833283 to check the event is going ahead.

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From Brochs to Butterflies

February 27 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Lochinver Hall Lochinver, IV27 4LX United Kingdom

A free drop-in event with Historic Assynt and Assynt Field Club. A chance to get a flavour of the amazing heritage and wildlife of Assynt, as members of both organisations will be on hand to tell you more. There will be replica finds from the broch, weird and wonderful wildlife specimens, and online talks. Enjoy with a cuppa and cake, and live music from the Coigach & Assynt Collection. A selection of the books will be available for sale.

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March 2022

How to write a walking guide

March 3 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Free online Zoom talk with Dougie Cunningham, author of the Coigach & Assynt Walker’s Guide about how the book took shape . After the presentation there will be a live Q&A session with Dougie. Free, but please book using the link below Registration : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-write-a-walking-guide-tickets-254399645187

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The Unseen Fabric of Coigach & Assynt

March 8 @ 19:30 - 21:00

An interactive online Zoom talk and discussion about how natural and cultural heritage are interlinked, with Seoras Burnett, lead contributor for the Coigach 0& Assynt Heritage Signage project.   Free, but please book using the link below Registration : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unseen-fabric-of-coigach-assynt-tickets-254445442167

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Zoom Talk – How Glacial Erosion Works

March 10 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Zoom Call, Virtual United Kingdom

A talk by Adrian Hall on the mechanism of glacial erosion with new evidence obtained from the Loch Eriboll area. Loch Eriboll is an amazing landscape fashioned by Ice Age glaciers. On Cranstackie, the ice was cold and slow-moving, and only weakly erosive, incapable of removing delicate summit tors. Along the valley floor, thick, warm and sliding ice removed many tens of metres of rock. The ancient Lewisian gneisses and the overlying Cambrian quartzites carry distinct sets of glacial markings…

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Talk on the Wildlife of Northwest Sutherland

March 10 @ 19:30
Scourie Village Hall IV27 4TE United Kingdom + Google Map
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The Torridonian of Stattic Point Field Day

March 26
£5 – £9

We have 3 field days lined up for 2022 starting with "The Torridonian of Stattic Point" on Saturday 26th March. Join Pete Harrison, our Geopark Geologist, on an exploration of Stattic Point in Little Lochbroom. The day will investigate the nature of the contact between the Stoer group and the overlying Torridon Group and then locate and investigate the Stac Fada meteorite ejecta within the Stoer Group. Opportunity will also be taken to investigate the more recent glacial history of Little Lochbroom. The…

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May 2022

Geopark Geotour

May 7 @ 00:00 - May 13 @ 00:00

Travel the length of the Geopark visiting the areas of geological significance in the company of  local geologist Pete Harrison

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Exploration of the Ullapool Thrust Field Day

May 14
Ullapool IV26 United Kingdom + Google Map
£5 – £9

Field day with Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison and Alan Thompson from the Highland Geological Society. The Ullapool thrust is a minor thrust below the Moine thrust. It and the associated rocks have been mapped in detail and we are well exposed in an area about 3km NNE of Ullapool centre. It is an opportunity to explore a small culmination in the Moine Thrust Zone, where there has been some imbrication and arching up of the overlying Moine rocks. The Assynt…

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Stoer Coastal Walk

May 18 @ 11:00 - 15:00
Stoer, Old Stoer Burial Ground IV27 4JE United Kingdom

Join us on this Ranger led guided walk along the cliff top from Stoer green, near Lochinver. With amazing views over the Minch we will be looking for whales and dolphins. This is also a great place for coastal plants including the rare pyramidal bugle, early orchids, mountain everlasting as well as birds such as the great skua (or bonxie), raves and black guillemot. We will examine the site where Europe’s largest meteorite crashed to earth and see some ancient…

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