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P number: P002261
Old photograph number: C02198
Caption: Eyre Point, south-east end of Island of Raasay. A 20 ft. raised beach bounded by sea cliff with caves, cut out of Triassic conglomerate (c. 220 m.y. old) overlying Torridonian sandstone (c. 810 m.y. old).
Description: Eyre Point, south-east end of Island of Raasay. A 20 ft. raised beach bounded by sea cliff with caves, cut out of Triassic conglomerate (c. 220 m.y. old) overlying Torridonian sandstone (c. 810 m.y. old). Relative sea level fell after the disappearance of the glaciers, this was followed by a widespread marine transgression which culminated about 6000-6800 BP. This transgression formed the Flandrian (postglacial) raised beach and old cliff line seen in the photograph.
Date taken: 01/01/1917
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: 158500
Y latitude/northing: 834500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 256.29 KB; 1000 x 722 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 191 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches  

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