There are three GeoConsevation
groups which are sub-committees of the Society: Lothian and Borders GeoConservation,
Stirling and Clackmannan RIGS Group and Tayside Geodiversity. These
groups identify and designate Local Geodiversity Sites.
Sites are the most important places for geology, geomorphology and soils outside
statutorily protected nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest
(SSSI). The designation of Local Geodiversity Sites is one way of recognising
and protecting important earth science and landscape features for future generations
to enjoy. We also work to raise awareness of sites and geodiversity through publicity
such as leaflets, booklets, posters, interpretation boards and the Internet, and
by developing access and educational usage of sites and trails. (Local Geodiversity
Sites were previously known as RIGS, Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological
& Borders GeoConservation
total of 28 Local Geodiversity Sites have been designated
in our area. All interested in any aspect of the local geology and its conservation
are welcome to join the Volunteer Group.
Alistair McGowan Phone: 0141
330 5449 Home: 0131 664 7702
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Gregory
Building, Lilybank Gardens University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
of Edinburgh Geodiversity Action Plan 2010 - download
have published over 20 leaflets and posters about Local Geodiversity Sites and
other areas of interest.
Geology Action Girlguiding
East Lothian and Lothian & Borders RIGS group (as we were then called) worked
together to produce three leaflets exploring different sites in East Lothian.
Geodiversity is a voluntary group that is interested in making Tayside's geology
and landscape better known. The group aims to produce leaflets and information
boards about local geology and geomorphology sites and to protect and improve
these sites in the three council areas (Angus, Perth & Kinross, and Dundee)
that make up Tayside.
& Clackmannan RIGS
Stirling & Clackmannan RIGS group have published a leaflet on Wolf's Hole
Quarry and Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan.
A4 pdf version (3.6MB)
For further information
about the group, please contact Tom Kerr on 01786 833608.