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Lochaber hopes to secure new global geopark status

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

LOCHABER Geopark has ‘great potential’ to become a UNESCO site of worldwide importance in geology, but it still needs core funding from the Scottish Government.

A geopark, as defined by Scottish Natural Heritage, is ‘an area of outstanding interest for its rocks and land forms, and where greater appreciation and understanding of that geological heritage can benefit local people and businesses through tourism and education initiatives’.

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