Central Lowlands


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Central Lowlands

 

lowlands in Scotland that separate the Highlands and the Southern Uplands. The Central Lowlands consist of strips of flat country formed by red sandstone, shale, and limestone, which have been covered with a morainal mantle that alternates with monadnock ridges and hills, mainly of ancient igneous rock. There are coal deposits. The densely populated Clyde River valley runs through the region. The vegetation consists of pine forests, birch forests, and, along the ridges and hills, heather. Glasgow and Edinburgh are located in the Central Lowlands.

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Known as the central lowlands, the middle and western counties are dominated by glaciated plains, fertile soil, gently rolling hills and substantial agriculture.
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The decision was made to vacate the central lowlands rather than maintain the investment.
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During the day the Met Office issued a red warning for strong winds in the Central Lowlands in Scotland and an amber warning for snow in the north of the country.
Most pastoral areas and the eastern and central lowlands were affected.
The first half of this volume provides a very useful and suggestive brief narrative history (from manuscript as well as printed sources) of the small market town of Hamilton, located on the banks of the Clyde in the west central lowlands, 18 kin from Glasgow.
A Royal Burgh located in the central lowlands of Scotland - about 20 miles from Edinburgh and under an hour from Glasgow by train or car.
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