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P number: P001835
Old photograph number: B00845
Caption: Sandside Head, at the north-west corner of Sandside Bay, Reay, Caithness. Flagstones with seaward dip giving rise to overhanging cliff. On right - surf erosion on cliff top.
Description: Sandside Head, at the north-west corner of Sandside Bay, Reay, Caithness. Flagstones with seaward dip giving rise to overhanging cliff. On right - surf erosion on cliff top. Flaggy siltstones with thin calcareous laminated beds were deposited under lacustrine conditions in the Middle Devonian. At Sandside Head, they were relatively near the edge of the lake, and sandy beds occur locally. The seaward dip of the strata, combined with poor jointing perpendicular to bedding, has produced overhanging cliffs where the lower rocks have been undercut by wave action. In places the waves have been high enough to remove soil and vegetation from the tops of the cliffs.
Date taken: 01/01/1912
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 295400
Y latitude/northing: 966600
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 162.02 KB; 1000 x 766 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 203 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Cliffs, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Headlands and islands  

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