P000620

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P number: P000620
Old photograph number: D01545
Caption: Castle of Yesnaby, western shore of Orkney c. 3 m. north-west of Stromness. A sea stack seen from the north; the north shore of Garthna Geo is in the background.
Description: Castle of Yesnaby, western shore of Orkney c. 3 m. north-west of Stromness. A sea stack seen from the north; the north shore of Garthna Geo is in the background. The stack and cliffs in the foreground are formed of sandstone with large-scale cross-bedding, which belongs to the Yesnaby Sandstone Formation and is probably of Lower Old Red Sandstone age. The coast in the background is formed of metamorphic and igneous rocks of the basement overlain by conglomerate and sandstone of Lower Old Red Sandstone age.
Date taken: 01/01/1974
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 322300
Y latitude/northing: 1015600
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 449.90 KB; 993 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 263 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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