Landslides in Scotland
Moving fast or slow, ranging from truly huge rock face collapses to microscopic movement of soil particles, landslides (also called mass movements) are evidence of slope readjustment to gravity. Scotland has a great variety of examples of land slides such as rock falls, rock slope failures, rotational land slides, translational slides, debris flows, mud flows, solifluction, and soil creep. They range in size from spectacular whole mountain side rock slope failures such as seen on 'Beinn Fhada, Kintail, to really small scale features that move imperceptibly such as soil creep, that can create rumples on grassy slopes.
This classification looks at the variety of landslides in rock and landslides in rock and soil debris.
Whatever the scale, landslides occur when the forces for movement (gravity) overcomes the strength of the hill slope itself .
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