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P number: P000390
Old photograph number: C01451
Caption: Maviston sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand advancing and overwhelming plantation of Scotch fir (Scots pine). The direction of sand-drift is away from observer, i.e. from west to east.
Description: Maviston sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand advancing and overwhelming plantation of Scotch fir (Scots pine). The direction of sand-drift is away from observer, i.e. from west to east. The planting of 'Scotch fir 'or Scots pine to stabilize and reclaim the dunes has had a long history in the Maviston-Culbin area beginning in 1837. Afforestation eventually halted the dunes and like the trees in the picture many modern plantations have mature trees which are enclosed in sand for up to half their height. In spite of afforestation, sand continues to drift during high winds in the farmlands to the east of the coastal belts.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
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: 293500
Y latitude/northing: 859500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 128.11 KB; 1000 x 730 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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