Shetland’s rocks range from almost 3000 million to just over 300 million years old and their variety has influenced the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the islands. The rocks tell an amazing story, not just about Shetland, but about how the world has formed and changed.
This map-based app allows you to explore over 60 sites of geological and heritage interest throughout the archipelago, with detailed information and beautiful images to support each one.
The sites covered in the Geopark Shetland app range from short roadside stops to walks of varying length and difficulty. Directions are given for access by car and foot, with GPS triggered notifications letting you know when you've reached the right spot. The app also contains three themed walking trails, as well as an augmented reality feature that allows you to 'interact' with the stunning Shetland landscape by viewing it through your device's camera.
Shetland is covered by OS Explorer maps 466 – 470.
You may wish to refer to BGS 1:50000 Geological maps of Scotland sheets 129 – 131 and 1:63360 Geological maps of Scotland sheets 123 – 128.
The app project was part of a wider transnational project with partners from several Geoparks. The purpose of the cooperation project was to explore the possibilities for Heritage Interpretation using New Technologies. See www.hintproject.eu
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