Case study: East Dunbartonshire Geodiversity Audit

This systematic inventory and evaluation of the area’s potential Local Geodiversity Sites provides a foundation for developing a Local Geodiversity Action Plan for East Dunbartonshire. It was commissioned by East Dunbartonshire Council, jointly funded by the Council and Scottish Natural Heritage, and carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Thirty-six sites have been audited on the basis of geological/scientific merit, education value, community site value, cultural/heritage/economic importance, access and site fragility, and thirty-four are recommended as Local Geodiversity Sites. As well as their geological importance, the sites have numerous links to landscape character, historical structures, ecology, and the economic and cultural history of the area.

East Dunbartonshire Council website.