saw003578 SCOTLAND (1947). 
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.


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    Title [SAW003578] Old Man of Hoy, Orkney. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
    Reference SAW003578
    Date 1947
    Canmore Collection item 1268499
    Place name
    Parish HOY AND GRAEMSAY
    District ORKNEY
    Region
    Country SCOTLAND
    Easting / Northing 317636,  1000780
    Longitude / Latitude -3.4291296026702,  58.886853411279
    National Grid Reference HY176008
    Image size (px)
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    The impact of the weather on the land creates erosion, which - although it is slow - is one of the most powerful forces which shape the world that we see today.



    The Old Man of Hoy rises for nearly 450 feet off the West coast of the island of Hoy, which is part of the Orkney Islands archipelago. The Old May is a good example of a 'sea-stack' - that is, a column of rock which was originally part of the mainland behind it, but which has been eroded by the sea. This first forms a natural rock arch and then (when the roof of the arch collapses)leaves behind the outer buttress of the arch as a sea-stack, as we see here. Other Scottish examples include the Old Man of Stoer and Am Buchaille in Sandwood Bay, both off the West coast of Sutherland

    AlMu
    Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:25:21 PM
    The Old Man of Hoy rises for nearly 450 feet off the West coast of the island of Hoy, which is part of the Orkney Islands archipelago. The Old May is a good example of a 'sea-stack' - that is, a column of rock which was originally part of the mainland behind it, but which has been eroded by the sea. This first forms a natural rock arch and then (when the roof of the arch collapses)leaves behind the outer buttress of the arch as a sea-stack, as we see here. Other Scottish examples include the Old Man of Stoer and Am Buchaille in Sandwood Bay, both off the West coast of Sutherland

    AlMu
    Thursday 8th of May 2014 11:55:37 AM
    The grid reference shows this in the English Channel!
    Class31
    Tuesday 26th of February 2013 12:49:27 PM
    Hoy, Britain from Above's most northerly image.

    Brian Wilkinson
    Friday 25th of May 2012 03:55:47 PM