The North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark was the first in Scotland to be designated as a Global Geopark in 2004. The new designation of UNESCO Global Geoparks was ratified in Paris during November 2015 and now means we hold a similar status to World Heritage Sites. UNESCO Global Geoparks are set up to promote tourism, education and conservation in an area with globally important geological heritage. The North West Highlands Geopark is situated in the northwest corner of Scotland, it covers an area of 2000 sq. km and is home to just 2000 people.
We have two week long tours running in late Spring and early Autumn next year. Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. The area has the lowest population density in Europe and exhibits unique geodiversity and biodiversity. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault and with evidence of the earliest life; the North West Highlands Geopark really is the “Cradle of Geology”.
Full details of the tours and information on how to book can be found here : http://www.nwhgeopark.com/geotours-2016/