NT0473 : Volcanic activity in the Lothians

taken 6 years ago, near to Bridgend, West Lothian, Great Britain

Volcanic activity in the Lothians
Volcanic activity in the Lothians
This supplemental view is taken from one volcanic outcrop in the Riccarton Hills looking east to another, nearby Binny Craig, while Arthur's Seat rises above the buildings of distant Edinburgh. Just visible on the far left skyline is Traprain Law in East Lothian. The red flat-topped "hill" occupying much of the middle ground is a shale bing lying between Greendykes by Broxburn and Faucheldean near Winchburgh. Volcanic activity was bad news for the shale miners as the heat from the molten rock had driven off the shale oil from the rock they were mining. H.M.Cadell's "The Rocks of West Lothian" gives a fascinating account of shale mining in the area.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 043 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7365N 3:32.0240W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 018 736
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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