P000648

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P number: P000648
Old photograph number: D01701
Caption: Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig beyond, with rocks of the Great Estuarine Series (Jurassic) below the scarp of the lava plateau of North Eigg. Moraines and landslip deposits lie at the base of the scarp.
Description: Isle of Eigg. Inverness-shire. Bay of Laig and Camas Sgiotaig beyond, with rocks of the Great Estuarine Series (Jurassic) below the scarp of the lava plateau of North Eigg. Moraines and landslip deposits lie at the base of the scarp. Palaeogene (Tertiary lavas) of the Eigg Lava Formation form a scarp below which there has been considerable landslipping. It is though that the landslips took place because the stability of the plateau had been disturbed by ice action during the main Late Devensian glaciation. Note the area of blown sand.
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: 146600
Y latitude/northing: 787500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 326.06 KB; 1000 x 996 pixels; 85 x 84 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 264 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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