Kinneil Kerse, a raised beach

Thomas McInnes
Production date
24 Aug 1978
View across the Carse of Kinneil showing flat, grass-covered farmland.
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Production date
24 Aug 1978
Subject notes
The carse is a wave-cut platform of glacial deposits raised up due to isostatic uplift. Its formation probably dates from 13,500 years ago. As waves erode a sea-cliff a wave-cut platform is left in front of it.

During the Ice Age, the weight of ice depressed the level of the land. From the time the Forth glacier melted, Central Scotland has been rising up, resulting in raised beaches. These occur primarily at 25 and 100 feet (7.5 and 30m).

see locality field card.
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