What are RIGS?

Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites which have been designated by a local authority.  Such sites are now known in Scotland as Local Geodiversity Sites (LGS) but the term RIGS is still used by some geoconservation groups. Local Geodiversity sites can conserve important examples of local geodiversity, for the enjoyment and understanding of local people, and form a significant part of geodiversity audits and action plans.