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P number: P002718
Old photograph number: D01194
Caption: Quinag, looking west from one mile south-east of Newton, Sutherland.
Description: One of the isolated mountains that gives rise to the 'inselberg' or 'island mountain' terrain. There has been two suggestions as to how these isolated mountains formed, 1. The result of scarp retreat and pedimentation during the Tertiary with ice-sheets modifying the the pre-existing land surface and 2. The Torridonian sandstone was breached during the Quaternary, most likey by glacial erosion. Typical Torridonian sandstone mountain, one of a line of hills that are the erosional remnants of a once continuous cover of Torridonian and Cambrian rocks. The two massive butresses of Sail Gorm and Sail Garbh dominate this view.
Date taken: 01/01/1968
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: 224100
Y latitude/northing: 930300
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
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