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P number: P000460
Old photograph number: C01871
Caption: Looking east from the high ground above Fortrose. Ross & Cromarty.
Description: The town, harbour and pier of Fortrose are clearly seen in the photograph. Great Glen Fracture Zone runs parallel with the shoreline then cuts across the Chanonry foreland. The Great Glen Fracture Zone is the most important north-east - south-west trending fault in a group that initiated in the Caledonian period of tectonic activity. The zone once established has been reactivated during subsequent periods of earth movement; and is still active today. Cuspate foreland of Chanonry and entrance to the Inverness Firth. Fortrose is built on the 100 ft. raised beach of which the much denuded south side is seen. The houses beyond stand on the 25 ft. raised beach and the 15 ft. beach forms the point.
Date taken: 01/01/1913
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: 272500
Y latitude/northing: 856500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 209.41 KB; 1000 x 731 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 193 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Coastal deposition, sand-bars, shingle-ridges, storm-beaches  


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