North West Highlands Geopark.
Empowering the people and communities of Scotland’s North West Coast.
We live in a beautiful place, which may look wild and empty, but it has been home to people for thousands of years. It carries the imprint of our activities, past and present, almost everywhere you look. Our UNESCO Global Geopark status is a really special recognition of how we work together to enhance geological heritage, and promote research and enjoyment. Our Charity is the custodian of that status, supporting and encouraging partnership working to manage the North West Highlands together using the UNESCO Global Geopark model for sustainable development.
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The North West Highlands GeoPark Limited is a social enterprise and a charity which re-invests profits to ensure ongoing development of geo-tourism projects, conservation and educational programmes.
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We believe that being part of a Global Network gives us a collective strength, both in giving our region a louder voice, and in furthering our knowledge.
We believe in creating a thriving, sustainable rural economy. Working in partnership with local government, relevant agencies and local businesses we are nurturing connections between the people and places at the heart of the Geopark.
Our mission is to celebrate, conserve and promote our unique, internationally recognised geological heritage in a manner consistent with our status as a Scottish Registered Charity and a UNESCO accredited NGO. We are visibly embedded in our communities, both local and international, and work alongside trusted partners who share our values and aspirations. In so doing, we aspire to use this heritage to help maintain economically sustainable communities, being ever mindful of climate change and wider social issues.
To best support our charitable mission we have established light touch collaborations with other local businesses and organisations who share similar values and goals.
Discover Our Geoheritage
at our Geopark
Stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements, thriving communities – North West Highlands Geopark offers one of the best opportunities to explore wild places in Europe. Find out about the building blocks of our Geopark here.
The Geopark Online Shop
Whether visiting form afar or looking to learn more about your local Geopark, you’ll find plenty of helpful guides and local resources in the Geopark Online Shop!
We host a number of different events to help you engage with the Geopark. Discover our events today to find out how you can engage with the Geopark.