Member, Scottish Geodiversity Forum Executive

  • Simon Cuthbert (Member)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement


Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, minerals, fossils, landforms, sediments and soils, together with the natural processes which form and alter them. It is the link between biodiversity, landscape, people and their culture. The Forum aims to promote Scotland’s geodiversity, and seeks to widen the profile of geodiversity and influence national and local policies. It is the Scottish national forum for geoconservation groups, geoparks and other related organisations, and interested individuals. The Forum promotes the role and value of geodiversity in education, community involvement and health, the development of tourism and the wider economy. The Forum Executive organises and administers the Forum on behalf of its members, including the arrangement of activities such a national meetings, dissemination of information and engaging in policy debate and promotion. The Forum was instrumental in establishing the Scottish Geodiversity Charter, which was endorsed by the Scottish Government.
Period1 Sept 2012
Held atScottish Geodiversity Forum, United Kingdom