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Landscape fashioned by geology - Southwest Scotland

Landscape fashioned by geology - Southwest Scotland

The southwest corner of Scotland rises from the coasts of the Solway Firth and Firth of Clyde into the broad rolling hills of the Southern Uplands. Five hundred million years of geological history are recorded in the rocks, which range from soft red sandstone to hard intractable granite. An ancient long-lost ocean, volcanoes, arid deserts, tropical forests, glaciers, the collision and splitting apart of huge continents; all of these phenomena have played their part in shaping the landscape. 'Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?' Part of the answer lies in the geology. No longer available in print.

Format : 41 pages; 3MB
Published in 2008

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