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P number: P000292
Old photograph number: B00794
Caption: Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand-hills. Old land surface on the left is swept clear of advancing sand. The sand-drift is from right to left due to the prevailing winds, i.e. from west to east.
Description: Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand-hills. Old land surface on the left is swept clear of advancing sand. The sand-drift is from right to left due to the prevailing winds, i.e. from west to east. The Culbin sand-hills covered an area amounting to six square miles extending from Low Wood to the mouth of the River Findhorn. Along the centre of the tract was a series of bare dome-shaped hills of sand rising to over 100 feet. Since this series of photographs the sands have been stabilized by afforestation and now most of the Culbin Sands area is a thriving forest under the care of the Forestry Commission and is designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
Date taken: 01/01/1912
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 298500
Y latitude/northing: 861500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 168.89 KB; 1000 x 763 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Sand-dunes  

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