There are three GeoConservation groups which are
sub-committees of the Society: Lothian and Borders GeoConservation,
Stirling and Clackmannan RIGS Group and Tayside Geodiversity.
These groups identify and designate Local Geodiversity Sites.
Sites are the most important places for geology, geomorphology and soils outside
statutorily protected nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest
(SSSI). The designation of Local Geodiversity Sites is one way of recognising
and protecting important earth science and landscape features for future generations
to enjoy. We also work to raise awareness of sites and geodiversity through publicity
such as leaflets, booklets, posters, interpretation boards and the Internet, and
by developing access and educational usage of sites and trails. (Local Geodiversity
Sites were previously known as RIGS, Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological
& Borders GeoConservation
The LBGC Committee meets
twice a year, and includes representatives from the
5 Local Authorities in our area. The Committee discusses
Local Geodiversity Sites and other related issues.
The LBGC Volunteer Group
welcomes anyone interested in any aspect of local
geology and conservation. The group has evening meetings
every month in winter, and gets involved in occasional
work parties and other events.
At our informal evening meetings we
discuss ongoing projects, and everyone is welcome.
Come along and find out more! Meetings usually take
place on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
in BGS Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh.
Dates for 2015-6 are 7 October, 4 November, 2 December,
6 January, 3 February.
For further information, or to be added
to the Lothian and Borders GeoConservation Group email
list and kept up-to-date with our activities, please
contact the Secretary - see the Society Contacts page
City of Edinburgh Geodiversity Action Plan 2010 -
We have published over 20 leaflets
and posters about Local Geodiversity Sites and other
areas of interest.
Geodiversity is a voluntary group that is interested in making Tayside's geology
and landscape better known. The group aims to produce leaflets and information
boards about local geology and geomorphology sites and to protect and improve
these sites in the three council areas (Angus, Perth & Kinross, and Dundee)
that make up Tayside - find
& Clackmannan RIGS
Stirling & Clackmannan RIGS group have published a leaflet on Wolf's Hole
Quarry and Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan - download
A4 pdf file (3.6 MB)
Calander Geodiversity Trail
- Stories in the Landscape, produced by Callanderís Countryside, an associated
organisation of Callander Community Development Trust - download
pdf file (1.5 MB)
For further information about
the group, please contact Tom Kerr on 01786 833608.