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P number: P000627
Old photograph number: D01618
Caption: West of Rosemarkie. Earth pillar in 'The Dens' 1.6 km. north of Fortrose, on the southern side of Rosemarkie Glen. Ross & Cromarty.
Description: The protective remains of soil and vegetation on the pillars was once continuous with that seen in the background, and serves as an index to the amount of material removed by denudation. The whole drift sequence, mostly till has been gullied by erosion. Glacial sands overlying boulder clay filling old valley and now being eroded by the present Rosemarkie Burn and by the direct action of rain, giving rise to earth-pillars.
Date taken: 01/01/1975
Photographer: Christie, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 272800
Y latitude/northing: 857800
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 273.91 KB; 1000 x 792 pixels; 85 x 67 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 210 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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