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Why There’s a Straight Line Through Scotland

If you take a look at a map of Scotland, you’ll notice an eerily straight line running through the highlands, this is the Great Glen Fault the product of half a billion years of time and geology.

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Sources:

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=strike-slip
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap4-Plate-Tectonics-of-the-UK/Caledonian-Orogeney
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/1998TC900033
https://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/geol/fachrichtungen/geologie/mitarbeiter_neu/Professoren/elinelebreton/LeBreton-etal_13_GGF.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258616891_Cenozoic_reactivation_of_the_Great_Glen_Fault_Scotland_additional_evidence_and_possible_causes
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17445647.2013.866369
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1029/1998TC900033
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ks3/gsl/education/resources/rockcycle/page3585.html
https://www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/youth-education-science/cenozoic
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/geoscience-topics/geology/Pages/Geology-of-Ireland.aspx
https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2018/0315/947589-ireland-on-ice-how-the-ice-age-influenced-our-placenames/
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Policy-and-Media/Outreach/Plate-Tectonic-Stories/Great-Glen-Fault

Tectonic Stress and Geologic Structures


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/plate-tectonics

Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Glen#/media/File:Great_Glen_Project_Station_M_-_geograph.org.uk_-_818230.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Glen_Fault_map.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scotland_from_satellite.jpg

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