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P number: P000622
Old photograph number: D01547
Caption: Castle of Qui Ayre, western shore of Orkney c. 3 m. north-west of Stromness. A natural arch formed by erosion along joints in massive cross-bedded Old Red Sandstone (possibly Lower Old Red Sandstone) Yesnaby Sandstone Formation.
Description: Castle of Qui Ayre, western shore of Orkney c. 3 m. north-west of Stromness. A natural arch formed by erosion along joints in massive cross-bedded Old Red Sandstone (possibly Lower Old Red Sandstone) Yesnaby Sandstone Formation. The metamorphic basement of the north coast of Garthna Geo is in the background. It is one of a number of small inliers which lie on a north-north-west trending belt extending from here to Graemsay.
Date taken: 01/01/1972
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: 337.88 KB; 995 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 263 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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