Are there no Boulders in Orkney and Shetland?


IN your impression of the 13th inst, (p. 418), there is an interesting letter from Mr. Laing, M.P., stating that there are no boulders in Orkney or Shetland. He says that having “an intimate personal acquaintance with these islands, which are my native county, and almost every yard of whose surface and shores I have explored with rod and gun,” ... “I can assert positively that I never saw (in them) a boulder or perched block, or the trace of any till, or boulder clay, kame, eskar, raised beach, or other form of glacial or marine action.”

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HOME, D. Are there no Boulders in Orkney and Shetland?. Nature 16, 476 (1877).

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