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P000695

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P number: P000695
Old photograph number: D01904
Caption: Bow Fiddle, Scar Nose, Portknockie, 2.4 km. north-north-west of Cullen. Banffshire. Formation of arches in inclined thick-bedded quartzite and thin mica-schists of the Cullen Quartzite.
Description: Bow Fiddle, Scar Nose, Portknockie, 2.4 km. north-north-west of Cullen. Banffshire. Formation of arches in inclined thick-bedded quartzite and thin mica-schists of the Cullen Quartzite. The Bow Fiddle a stack with arch, has formed at the present sea level. On the left, the cave well above present sea level was formed by wave action associated with a raised beach when the sea level was relatively higher. The Bow Fiddle was formed by wave action on the joints on either side of the Scar Nose headland. Caves would have formed first, the caves would then join up forming an arch, then roof collapse would form the isolated stack. A similar process is now happening on the stack itself.
Date taken: 01/01/1976
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: 349400
Y latitude/northing: 868700
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 294.24 KB; 1000 x 999 pixels; 85 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 264 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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