Salisbury Crags & Hutton's Section, Edinburgh
This view along the spectacular Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh shows successive folds of inclined cliffs opening up one after another into the distance. The Salisbury Crags are a sill of teschenite rock intruded in molten form into existing sandstone strata during ancient volcanic activity, tilted at an angle of 25 degrees by subsequent earth movements. Hutton's Section, an outcrop used by James Hutton to prove his ground-breaking 'Theory of the Earth' in 1788, is at centre left. The winding footpath which follows the gloriously undulating landscape around the base of the cliffs, is known as Radical Road.
Date taken: 18 June 2014.