Scottish Geoconservation

Geoconservation in the west of Scotland south of Highland Region is covered by two groups affiliated to the Geological Society of Glasgow. These are Strathclyde Geoconservation and Geoconservation: Argyll and the Islands.

The volunteeer members of these groups work with local authorities and other partners to gain Local Geodiversity Site (LGS) designations for the most important sites outside specially protected nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), to ensure their protection for present and future generations. The groups work to raise awareness of earth science and landscape features and the important role geodiversity has as a foundation for biodiversity. Geoconservation groups seek to increase understanding and enjoyment  of geological heritage through publications and interpretation of sites and trails and at occasional events.