A Pliocene age and origin for the strandflat of the Western Isles of Scotland: a speculative hypothesis

  title={A Pliocene age and origin for the strandflat of the Western Isles of Scotland: a speculative hypothesis},
  author={Alastair G Dawson and Sue Dawson and J. Andrew G. Cooper and Alastair M. D. Gemmell and Richard Bates},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  pages={360 - 366}
Abstract A series of very wide (up to 15 km) raised shore platforms in the Scottish Hebrides are identified and described for the first time and are considered part of a high rock platform shoreline in the western isles of Scotland described by W. B. Wright in his classic Geological Magazine paper a century ago as a ‘preglacial’ feature. Subsequent interpretations suggesting that the platforms were produced during the Pleistocene are rejected here in favour of a speculative hypothesis that the… 

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