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Geoconservation in Scotland: Online Training Course - Shared screen with speaker view
Ken Addison
24:14
Referring to the importance of designating soils sites, there was a time when consideration was given to RIGS meaning Regional Important Geological, Geomorphoo
Ken Addison
25:12
...Geomorphological and Soils Sites making full use of the 'S' !
Lesley Dunlop
26:19
Thanks Ken - agreed. John Conway did some good work on Anglesey highlighting soils - there is a book available on that
Ken Addison
29:59
...David Jenkins, Prof of Soil Science at Bangor University, led on soils in Wales and was John Conway's inspiration...
Lesley Dunlop
37:22
NIce to see that one Alison - I have been there several times but always in late Spring/Summer!
Ken Addison
42:52
Inter alia, aesthetic value includes Landscape, Scenery and Scenic Value and also art - many rock exposures in 'picturesque art' are less visible today because of subsequent vegetation growth, development etc. - and can be incorporated in site leaflets, info-boards etc.
Robert Wills
45:10
Scottish Planning Policy criteria for geodiversity sites adds in cultural value and promotion of public awareness and enjoyment
Lesley Dunlop
47:25
Good point about linking sites. There are several sites on the disused Banbury to Chipping Norton railway that can be used to tell a story which individually are interesting but as a whole tell a much broader story and also link to old ironstone working (and a brewery!)
Chris Alcorn
47:53
Scottish Government are in the process of reviewing the SPP and incorporating it into the new National Planning Framework 4 that is due to be released in Autumn 2021 - hopefully refs to geodiversity sites still make the cut in the new version of the SPP
Lesley Dunlop
50:28
Hopefully, Chris - is there a place for consultation with the Trust etc?
Tom Challands
53:04
Habbie's Howe is right on the boundary between Scottish Borders and Midlothian. Should it be included in the Midlothian geodiversity audit too or should duplication be avoided?
Chris Alcorn
53:10
Scot Govt will release NPF4 as a draft for consultation so just need to watch out for it in Autumn 2021 and then good if Geological Trusts / interested organisations make their representations. After assessment of comments it will go back before Holyrood in summer 2022
Tom Challands
01:13:03
Great work Alison!
Robert Wills
01:15:26
what was the reason why only 1/3 of the original identified sites were recommended for designation - duplicate sites or quality?
Tom Challands
01:19:15
Alison, where you using QGIS?
D J Graham
01:19:26
Thanks Angus & others for a great trio of events.