HU4140 : Scord Quarry

taken 3 years ago, near to Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

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Scord Quarry
Scord Quarry
The Scord Quarry is situated on the A970 on the approach to Scalloway from Lerwick. The Quarry has been in existence since the early 1930s. The rock is metamorphic schist and produces a hard and durable aggregate which is very suitable for road surfacing materials. The quarry also has an Asphalt plant and a bituminous emulsion production plant (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Shetland Islands Council).
The A970 (Shetland Islands)

The A970 runs for 71 miles across most of the length of the "Mainland" in the Shetland Islands. It is a good-quality single-carriageway road for most of its route. Travelling from south to north, the road begins at Grutness near Sumburgh Airport and winds around the many hills and inlets passing close to a number of small villages without going through any large ones before Lerwick. After looping around Lerwick, a short spur runs to Scalloway whilst the main route continues northwards towards Brae where it crosses the narrow isthmus of Mavis Grind. At Sandy Lochs the road splits and a four-mile spur goes through Urafirth to Hillswick. The main route continuing to the right towards its northern terminus at Isbister. This last part of the route tends to be narrower with passing places.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 411 400 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.5471N 1:15.6959W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 411 396
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