EGS workshop: the North West Highlands Geopark

EGS workshop: the North West Highlands Geopark

Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Type: Event


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, which is being organised by 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.

The event will include short presentations from Laura Hamlet and Pete Harrison from the North West Highlands Geopark and scientific overview from Rob Butler and Clare Bond from the University of Aberdeen. There will be stalls from other organisations, lots of resources to browse and plenty of opportunity for informal discussion.

More information can be found here.

Pricing/ Booking Information

£15 (£10 students) including lunch. Booking is essential; reserve your ticket at

Additional Information
Southside Community Centre
117 Nicolson Street
EH8 9ER.
The venue is a short walk from Waverley Station.