NT2772 : Hutton's Section, Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Hutton's Section, Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park
Hutton's Section, Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park
The red material was lava that, under pressure, forced its way over and under the greyer sedimentary rocks. This interpretation by James Hutton was first published in 1785 and revolutionised the science of geology.
This photo was taken with an iPhone 4S and tweeted from the spot via @geograph_bi with the tweet "Rocks of world importance on Arthur's Seat - geology started here by John Hutton 1788". For a fuller account see NT2772 : Hutton's Section and, yes, I should have said James not John.
Geograph in Edinburgh 2013

An excursion around the 2013 Geograph conference and AGM in Edinburgh.

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Sunday, 9 June, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 22 June, 2013
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Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Edinburgh  Holyrood Park 
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EH8 
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Smartphone 
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Hutton 
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