Arran Geofest 2019

A weekend of walks, talks, and activities celebrating the island’s unique geology, organised by the Arran Geopark Project This year’s Geofest is taking place over the weekend of 13th – 15th September Tickets available from Facebook or Eventbrite Arran is well known for it’s exceptional geology. The Arran Geopark project aims to explain, protect and …

Hutton’s uncomformity and Arran’s contribution to the beginning of Geology

With the success of the recent Geofest that took place in Arran in October, and continuing progress being made with the island’s Geopark project, local resident Jim Henderson tells the story of one of the founding fathers of Geology, and the unconformity in Lochranza that is at the heart of the discipline. Hutton’s uncomformity at …

Arran Geofest 2018

This year’s ARRAN GEOFEST 2018 is 12th – 14th October, hosted by Arran Geopark Come and experience Arran’s fantastic geology! Programme is as follows: Friday 12th 18:30—20:00 Talk: Introduction to Arran Geology. Tea and scones. (Heritage Centre) Saturday 13th 10:00—12:00 Walk 1: Hutton’s Unconformity (Lochranza) 11:00—16:00 Walk 2: Geology of North Arran (Lochranza) 11:00—15:00 Walk …

Arran Geopark

Since the middle of last year a team of rangers and footpath workers have been busy working to realise Arran’s bid to become a UNESCO Global Geopark. The idea was formed in 2016 with some key personnel from the Lochranza Centre CiC, the National Trust, and the Arran Access Trust, along with several leading Scottish …