Saturday 27 October 2018, 11am – 3pm
The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark spans 2000 sq km of mountain, peatland, beach, forest and coastline north of Ullapool, including some of the most well-known and important rocks in the UK.
This half-day workshop, organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society will focus on the work of the Geopark, explore the historical development of ideas about thrusting and mountain building and give an overview of the modern understanding of the Moine Thrust Belt. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in geology to find out more about the Geopark, the UNESCO Global Geoparks network, and the geological story of one of Scotland’s most iconic regions.
Students exploring the geology of the Moine Thrust Belt at Knockan Crag. Photo: Rob Butler
Date & time: Saturday 27 October 2018, 11am – 3pm
Venue: Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9ER. The venue is a short walk from Waverley Station.
Tickets: £15 (£10 students) including lunch. Booking essential – reserve your ticket at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620756
From 10.30am – registration / refreshments
11am start Welcome from Bob Gatliffe (EGS) and Pete Harrison (NWH Geopark)
11.15am Current understanding of the Moine Thrust Belt (Rob Butler, University of Aberdeen), followed by questions and discussion.
1:00pm Historical ideas of thrust faulting and mountain building, developed in the North West Highlands (Rob Butler, University of Aberdeen), followed by questions and discussion.
2:00pm The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark. What is the Geopark, what does it do, how can we all support it (Laura Hamlet, NWH Geopark), followed by questions and discussion.
There will be stalls from other organisations, loads of resources to browse and plenty of opportunity for informal discussion.
Find out more:
North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark
51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology – including Smoo Cave, Scourie Bay and Laxford, Loch Glencoul and Knockan Crag NNR