On Tuesday the 25th of February the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust co-hosted a World Heritage Site insight event with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in Bushmills to explore the value of World Heritage Site status for local businesses.

Local business owners and community representatives were invited along to the Mill Rest Hostel to hear from guest speakers including Patrick Mc Keever, Head of Earth Sciences at UNESCO in Paris.

Kirstin Lemon from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland commented: ‘This event has provided an excellent platform for us to explain the geological formation of the Giant’s Causeway, its international uniqueness and the existing and potential economic benefits in terms of tourism’.

National Trust representatives Art Ward and Esther Dobbin reported on the Trust’s community focused projects in Bushmills and beyond, for example village treasure hunts and school art projects.

Conservation Officer, Cliff Henry invited guests to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre for a guided tour around the World Heritage Site. .

For more information about our only World Heritage Site visit http://www.giantscauseway.ccght.org/ or if you are interested in working with the World Heritage Site Steering Group  contact Andrew on (028) 20752100.

To receive the World Heritage Site leaflet or any of our publications contact the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust on (028) 20752100.

(Image: Kathleen Mc Bride, NITB Destination Manager, Kirstin Lemon Landscape Geologist at the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, Patrick Mc Keever Head of Earth Science UNESCO, Bill Harpur, Chairperson of the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust and Max Bryant, National Trust North Coast General Manager.)

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