Geology & tourism

Wow, that was a hugely successful and energising sharing good practice event yesterday, 70-odd people buzzing with enthusiasm and ideas as to how we can do more to develop understanding of the landscape and enrich the visitor experience.

Big thanks to the many organisations and people involved in making it work so well – Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Tour Guides Assoc (and all the wonderful blue badge guides), Visit Scotland, Geoparks, British Geological Survey, Hermione from Dynamic Earth and all the other individuals who contributed talks and workshops.

Certainly the Forum comes away from the day with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm, which we hope will carry forward to important meetings today with the Scottish Government and the Geoparks ….

And there is definitely a desire to do more, to build on what is already happening and to make sure we bridge the gap between the complicated geological story and the people on the ground who have enthusiasm and talent to tell it. There is much that we can do together!

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