Upcoming Events

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.

Assynt Cave Trip by Grampian Speleological Group

The Assynt Cave Trip is available to local residents or anyone who is thinking of joining the Grampian Speleological Group.   Please let pete@nwhgeopark.com know if you wish to attend as places are limited. Equipment is provided but a change of clothing is advisable in case of a possible soaking underground.

Geoheritage Festival Talk

Zoom Call Virtual, United Kingdom

‘A Geotraverse across the Caledonian Thrust Sheets of Northern Scotland – implications for regional tectonic models’ – Professor Rob Strachan of Portsmouth University. The talk will present a traverse across the best exposed cross-section through the east-dipping Caledonian thrust sheets of northern Scotland. We will start in the west at Faraid Head, Durness and Loch Eriboll […]

Geopark Dark Sky Evening: Astronomy and Telescope Night on the Stoer Peninsula

On Thursday 23rd November there will be a Dark Skies event, with telescopes provided by the Geopark’s new ambassadors Monica and Mark of Eat Sleep Wild. It will be at their new base near Stoer. Refreshments will be served to mark Thanksgiving – Monica is from the USA so should know how it is done! […]

Geoheritage Festival Talk

Zoom Call Virtual, United Kingdom

Hannah Mathers on Erratic behaviour: reading NWHG glacial history from strange mountain-top boulders. The far northwest of Scotland is a great place for pattern-spotters and geomorphologists. Geological maps display useful contrasting lithological stripes from east to west and low to high elevation – patterns that serve as frames of reference for ice age landscape evolution. […]

Geoheritage Festival Talk

Zoom Call Virtual, United Kingdom

‘The Geology of the northern part of the Moine Thrust Zone: a virtual excursion”  with Iain Allison, University of Glasgow This talk is loosely based on a recent excursion for the Highland Geological Society to Durness and Eriboll with additional material from excursions and student mapping along the length of the thrust zone.  The aim […]

Geoheritage Festival Talk

Zoom Call Virtual, United Kingdom

The Clachtoll megaclast : the forensic reconstruction of a 1.2 billion year old catastrophe with Bob Holdsworth of Durham University At Clachtoll, NW Scotland, a large area of Lewisian gneiss is associated with basal breccias of the Mesoproterozic (ca 1200 Myr) Stoer Group. The banding in the gneisses is misoriented by ~90° relative to that […]

Achnahaird to Garvie Bay Guided Ranger and Geopark Walk, Achiltibuie

Visit the deep past on this geology and wildlife guided walk. Our route is stunning and follows the coastline between two bays. The terrain is varied and even includes fossils of the first life on earth and the fallout of a meteorite strike. It is one of the walks of the Coigach Geotrail, which is […]

Peatland resilience in the context of climate extremes and land use change: lessons learned in the Flow Country with Prof Roxane Andersen

Zoom Call Virtual, United Kingdom

In this presentation, Prof. Roxane Andersen will explore how over a decade of research through the “Flow Country Research Hub” has allowed to build a strong evidence base around the dual impacts of climate extremes (droughts, wildfire) and land-use change on peatland functions and resilience in the largest blanket bog in Europe, drawing together multiple […]