Raised beach, Kinneil Kerse, Bo'ness

Maker
Thomas McInnes
Production date
1978
Description
View across an area of flat land to a wooded escarpment. The flat land is in grass and sheep are grazing in the field.
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Production date
1978
Subject notes
During the ice age, the weight of the ice on the land forced the land down, raising the sea level relative to this land. The sea cut a beach at this level. When the ice melted, the land began to rise (isostatic uplift), raising the beach out of the water.

In most of Scotland, raised beaches can be identified at 25 and 100 feet (7.5 and 30m). They are economically important for transport routes and agriculture.
Accession number
P04851

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