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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted September 29, 2013   10:45 pm

A Glimpse of History West of Edinburgh
A Glimpse of History West of Edinburgh

The beautiful outcroppings here are oil shale bings—leftover heaps of shale dumped after their oil was extracted during the heyday of the Scottish oil shale industry. Greendykes Bing is the large one on the left, and Niddry Bing is the one on the right.

If you look closely to the left of Niddry Bing, you can see Niddry Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots, took refuge in 1568.

This photo was taken from less than a mile over Broxburn. The town just past Greendykes Bing is Winchburgh, and in the distance is the delightfully named Firth of Forth.

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Date taken: July 5, 2013
Place taken: Over Broxburn, Scotland
Mitchell Spector
Copyright ©2013 Enchanted Learning, LLC


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