Geopark News & Events

In this section you’ll find information about past and current news and events items involving Lochaber Geopark. If you are looking for older versions of our Newsletters, you can find them here.

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STEM Learning

Had a great morning last Friday at Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar. With the recent catastrophe in Fuego, Guatemala, we… Read More

Sanna Bay Excursion

A trip to the beautiful Sanna Bay with interesting geological stops along the way is in store on Monday. On… Read More

Highland Geological Society Visit

Lochaber Geopark was delighted to guide the Highland Geological Society based at Strontian between 8th-11th June. Over 3 days they… Read More

Our isandbox has arrived!

iSandBox Launch Lochaber Geopark is proud to announce the instalment of our new iSandBox, sponsored by Breedon Group. This is… Read More

We are Hiring!

To see our advert for a new Visitor Centre C0-0rdinator please look here on HI Jobs. The deadline is midnight… Read More

Geological Excursion: Rubha na h’Earba Coast (Thurs 7th June)

Ever wanted to go across to Ardgour and uncover the Great Glen Fault volcanism, or see the unconformable contact between… Read More

Upcoming Excursion: Isle of Kerrera

The Isle of Kerrera is an interesting island; just off of Oban it has heavily folded Dalradian rocks (540 million… Read More

Science Outreach in Local Schools

The Geopark has been busy. Last week we were involved in two science outreach events in local schools. First up… Read More

The Visitor Centre is now on Trip Advisor

We are now on tripadvisor! If you come in to have a look at our displays, see local crafts, dig… Read More

NEW! Easter Geotours

The Deep History of Lochaber Between Tuesday 27th of March and Sunday 15th of April 2018, Lochaber Geopark is running… Read More

Graeme Leslie (BGS) Talk

On Friday the 9th of March Graeme Leslie from the British Geological Survey (BGS) will be giving a talk on the geology of… Read More

Local Geology Course

Have you ever wondered how Lochaber's dramatic landscape was formed?  Take this opportunity to unearth our local landscape that involves… Read More

Winter Geology Talk

"Ben Nevis: a Geological History" Date: Friday 9th February Description: The story of the geological surveys of Ben Nevis from… Read More

Detailed Agenda of AGM

Annual General Meeting The AGM of Lochaber Geopark will take place on Friday 16th February 2018 at 6.30pm Venue: Lochaber… Read More

Lochaber Geopark AGM 2018

You are invited to our AGM! Date: Friday 16th February Time: 6.30pm Venue: 55A High Street Agenda: Setting of membership… Read More

Geodiversity Charter

Celebrating the launch of Scotland's Geodiversity Charter First published in June 2012, the Charter encourages the promotion and management of Scotland’s geodiversity… Read More

Winter Geology Talks

2017-18 It's that time of year again! Jim Blair of Lochaber Geopark is running a series of winter geology talks… Read More

An Sgurr, Eigg.

Geoheritage Festival

We're delighted to be part of Scotland's Geoheritage Festival. The first ever national Geoheritage Festival will run nationwide from 1st… Read More

A world made of Crystals

September 22nd is European Minerals Day! Prof. Ian Parsons, Emeritus Professor of Mineralogy, is helping us celebrate by giving a… Read More

Tiger Rock at Cuil Bay

Cuil Bay Excursion

Join our excursion to Cuil Bay on 18th September. We'll meet at Cuil Bay waterfront at 10am. This excursion will involve… Read More

Darwin’s Rest new management

We're delighted to announce Darwin's Rest cafe and craft shop has reopened, and is now under new management. Hot, homemade lunches… Read More

A West Highland Earthquake!

On Friday 4th August, the west Highlands felt the largest earthquake since 1986! Remarkably, there were in fact three separate… Read More

Wildlife in the Geopark

Talk and photo presentation with David Findlay OBE 2-3pm on Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 18th August   The geology of… Read More

Great Geology Day!

Join us in the Visitor Centre for a day of fun activities for kids. Learn about how the mountain building,… Read More

Excursion to the lead mine

August's excursion will take us to the Fee Donald Lead Mine by Strontian. 21st August 2017. Meet at 9.30am at… Read More

Loch Leven excursion

Join us on our next excursion! This time, we will be following one of our Geotrails, the Loch Leven Circuit.… Read More

UNESCO update 2017

In June 2016 Lochaber Geopark went through a validation process to become a UNESCO Global Geopark. We are pleased that… Read More

Eigg from Morar by Ian Parsons

Excursion to the Rhue Peninsula

On Monday, 29th May, Lochaber Geopark Geology Group (LG3) are heading out on their next excursion. Destination: Rhue Peninsula, Arisaig Agenda:… Read More

Intrusions on Lismore by Ian Hamilton

LG3 Excursion to Lismore

On Monday, 17th April, Lochaber Geopark Geology Group (LG3) are heading out on their next excursion. Destination: Isle of Lismore Agenda:… Read More

Cafe manager required!

Darwin’s Rest Visitor Centre, Café and Craft Shop  Responsible to: Lochaber Geopark General Manager Working hours: 9am to 5pm, 5… Read More

First LG3 trip of 2017

On Wednesday, 29th March, Lochaber Geopark Geology Group (LG3) are heading out on their first excursion of 2017. Destination: Lochaline… Read More

Glen Roy’s latest news

We're delighted to share this new paper on the Parallel Roads published in the Proceedings of the Geologists' Association journal,… Read More

The Legends are here!

Fort William Mountain Festival and the Mountain Legends exhibition As part of the Fort William Mountain Festival, we’re hooking up… Read More

New Guide Book and Map

Exploring the Landscape Ben Nevis & Glen Nevis We are delighted to announce that Noel Williams beautifully produced new geology… Read More

Darwin’s Rest re-opening 17th Feb

We've had a busy summer at our Coffee and Craft shop, Darwin's Rest located in the scenic village of Roy… Read More

Drifting Apart Conference

This November 20th - 23rd 2016 Lochaber Geopark will be hosting a two day conference of 17 delegates from our… Read More

Winter Geology Talks

An Introduction to the Geology of Scotland. Jim Blair of Lochaber Geopark will be running a series of  short winter… Read More

Job Opportunities

We have two vacancies for part time Project Officers. As a post script we are delighted to announce that our… Read More

Next LG3 Excursion

Lochaber Geopark Geology Group: Excursion to Allt a’ Mhuilinn. The next LG3 excursion, on Monday, 17th October, is to the Allt… Read More

Our Visitor Centre

Why not pop into our Visitor Centre in Fort William High Street which has recently been refurbished Find out all… Read More

Summer Geology Courses

Lochaber Geopark is keen to build on educational links and we are working with West Highland College UHI Fort William… Read More

An aspiring UNESCO Geopark.

Lochaber GeoPark (Aspiring UNESCO Geopark) has been in existence for over a decade and at the end of last year,… Read More

LG3 Geology Group

Lochaber Geopark Geology Group - Open to All Are you interested in learning about geology and landscape? Have you ever… Read More

Thank you for your donation

Lochaber Geopark Association thank you for your donation. This will help us achieve our main aims: Raise awareness of Lochaber’s… Read More

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