Protecting Scotland’s Geosites

Monitoring a geological Site of Special Scientific InterestThe Scottish Geology Trust is keen to work with volunteers and NatureScot to help protect Scotland’s geological sites of national and local importance. In a recent seminar, Dr Rachel Wignall from NatureScot explained the background of the national network of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Geological Conservation Review sites, and what is currently being done to monitor these sites. She set out how volunteers could get involved in contributing information about the condition of sites.

Watch the seminar presentation on our YouTube Channel

Currently, NatureScot welcome comments and observations about the condition of any geosite, and these can be emailed to NatureScot staff. However in discussion after the presentation, it was agreed it would be useful to develop a system that would make it easy for comments and photographs to be collected through an online platform, where information could be viewed publically, responded to, and passed on as appropriate. And to promote this system and recruit volunteers to get involved. The Scottish Geology Trust is keen to take forward a project to do this, if you are interested please contact Angus Miller.

Find out more:

Sites of Scientific Interest in Scotland | Geological Conservation Review Sites in Scotland

Search for Geosites on the Sitelink map

Geoconservation in Scotland – Online training course on Local Geodiversity Sites, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust and GeoConservation UK, May 2021