Case study: Refreshed interpretive facility at Knockan Crag NNR

Making a classic area of Scottish geology accessible to the public

Knockan Crag NNR, located 21km north of Ullapool, stands within an ancient and dramatic landscape. Within the North West Highlands Geopark and part of a National Scenic Area, the site is renowned internationally as one of the most important sites for understanding how the landscape of Northern Britain was formed.

The interpretive installations along trail routes at Knockan and within the centrepiece of the ‘Rock Room’, have been redevelopment by Scottish Natural Heritage and re-launched in May 2013. SNH’s investment in this interpretive asset, is in recognition of the benefits that Geoparks, and areas of classic geodiversity, can bring in terms of awareness raising, education and economic development through tourism.