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Siccar Point

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Location type: Peninsula
Location address: United Kingdom, The Scottish Borders
Number of texts: 2
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Made by | Reference Lysippos | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Siccar Point is a rocky promontory in the county of Berwickshire on the east coast of Scotland. It is famous in the history of geology for Hutton’s Unconformity found in 1788, which James Hutton regarded as conclusive proof of his uniformitarian theory of geological development.

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Linked themes: Geography, Geology

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Siccar Point on the southeast coast of Scotland is world-renowned in geological science. It is famous for outcrops that reveal ‘Hutton’s Unconformity’ and is a location rightly regarded by many as the birthplace of modern geology. This video presents a new and unique perspective on Siccar Point and is designed to deliver public knowledge and outreach, and should be widely used in education at school and university levels.

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