NS4174 : Applying rockfall netting

taken 8 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Applying rockfall netting
Applying rockfall netting
The rock face shown here is the upper part of one of the crags at NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry; the photo was taken from a point on the nearby cycle route.

Where the stonework on old buildings overhangs city streets, it is, for safety's sake, often covered in metal mesh. The work being carried out on this rock face is much the same thing, but on a grander scale; as the map makes clear, the crag stands near a main road (the busy A82). The purpose of this metal mesh, which is secured to the rock using anchor bolts, is not to eliminate rockfall entirely (hardly a realistic goal), but rather to ensure that such pieces as do fall will not travel far from the rock face.
Dumbuck Quarry :: NS4274
The quarry, which supplies aggregates for the construction industry, is also known as Dumbuckhill Quarry. It has consumed much of Dumbuck Hill, which was a volcanic plug, located at the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills. The quarry was mothballed in 2011, but its new owners resumed operations there just a few years later.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
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Place (from Tags)
Dumbuck 
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4191 7451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2541N 4:31.9518W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4194 7438
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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