Sunday, 5 May 2013

Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire, 1912

Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand-hills. Old land surface on the left is swept clear of advancing sand. The sand-drift is from right to left due to the prevailing winds, i.e. from west to east.
BGS image ID: P000272
Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Sand-hills. Old land surface on the left is swept clear of advancing sand. The sand-drift is from right to left due to the prevailing winds, i.e. from west to east. The Culbin sand-hills covered an area amounting to six square miles extending from Low Wood to the mouth of the River Findhorn. Along the centre of the tract was a series of bare dome-shaped hills of sand rising to over 100 feet. Since this series of photographs the sands have been stabilized by afforestation and now most of the Culbin Sands area is a thriving forest under the care of the Forestry Commission and is designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

BGS Old photograph number: B00794. Glass full plate negative

Date of photograph: 1912 

Photographer: R. Lunn

Bob McIntosh

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