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Our Vision

“Our vision is for the North West Highlands to become a thriving and sustainable rural economy capitalising on the assets and people of the Geopark in partnership with local government, relevant agencies and local businesses”

Meet the Team

Dr Iain Young

Chair and Projects Director

I’m a lifelong devotee of the North West Highlands and believe the Geopark can make a difference to the appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area and so contribute to our local communities

Ann MacLeod

Community Director for Coigach and Fundraising Director

The rocks remain for us all to enjoy ! I fell in love with the place at 18 years of age. I see the NWHG UNESCO status as an invaluable asset to the sustainability of the communities living and working in the Geopark

Crawford Hunt


I first discovered the North West Highlands whilst at University and have been back a number of times to visit and walk the hills, especially Suilven. The chance to help out the Geopark is something I am really looking forward to and gives me another excuse to visit

Murdo MacPherson

Director for Kinlochbervie and Communications Director

As a former geography and history teacher in KLB High School, I have never ceased to be captivated by the communities and environment of our area and wish to help develop the Geopark as a means of giving back to the place where I have been privileged to live for the last 25 years

Don Campbell

Community Director for Durness

I have served 22 years in the corp of Royal Engineers and worked in local government and for civil engineering consultants in the construction industry. I currently work with the Capewrath range and on my family croft. I see the Geopark as a unique opportunity to show off the diverse geology that we have in the area and I have faith in its potential for community development

Natasha Hutchison

Community Director for Lochbroom

I see the Geopark as an innovative driver of sustainability in Lochbroom and our neighbouring areas, I am excited to be able to contribute this forward-thinking, collaborative organisation!

Liam Taylor

Community Director for Assynt

Marion Milligan

Community Director for Melness, Tongue & Skerray

I have lived in North West Sutherland for over 25 years having worked as the local GP in Tongue until my retirement. I fully support the Geopark’s vision of sustainable development of this wonderful area.

Mike Orr

Community Director for Scourie

I feel very lucky to be able to live and work here. I’ve known about the geological importance of the NW Highlands for years but have only recently begun to understand what it’s all about – and that’s thanks to the Geopark facilities and activities. I think the Geopark offers us considerable scope for developing new ways of working with the landscape, and each other.

Fiona Saywell

Geopark Manager

Pete Harrison

Geopark Geologist

Having already served the geopark at various times as a director, company secretary, treasurer, business manager and administrator I can see the developing potential of the geopark organisation to contribute to life in the NW Highlands. I now look forward to providing a service concentrating on my skills as a geologist and Geotour leader

Chris McNeill

IT Support

As a regular visitor to the North West Highlands for the last 25 years I have come to appreciate this unique landscape. Recent involvement in geological and archaeological field activities offered by the Geopark sparked my interest further and prompted me to become more involved. As a volunteer I’m now pleased to be able to contribute to the promotion of the Geopark and its community projects

Alison MacPherson

Geopark Administrator

I grew up in the North West Highlands and always find myself returning here. The unique landscape and natural heritage never ceases to inspire. The Geopark is a way to give the living landscape and it’s remote communities another voice, and I am excited and honoured to be a part of the Geopark team

Jonathan Archer

Geopark Projects

As a lifelong visitor and now resident of the north west highlands I am privileged to be part of the Geopark’s team. Working on behalf of local communities is the dominant theme as we strive to prudently enhance the region’s features, activities and opportunities

Andrew Whyte

Education and Engagement Officer

Having fallen in love with the Geopark on a field trip as a geology student, my scientific research, work and ultimately my heart have brought me back here time and time again. Now, I want to share my love for this land with residents and visitors alike so we can each move forwards with a greater appreciation for the world below our feet and the heritage that flows through us all