Southern Uplands


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Southern Uplands

 

a region in Scotland, between the Central Lowlands (Scotland) on the north and the Pennine Mountains (England) on the south. The Southern Uplands are about 180 km long from southwest to northeast. They form distinct mountain masses with elevations of 300–600 m; the highest peak, Mount Merrick, has an elevation of 842 m. The uplands are composed primarily of granites and schists. Vestiges of ancient glaciation include cirques, moraines, and boulder belts. Peat bogs, heaths, and meadows are encountered. The economy of the region includes sheep raising and dairy farming.

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But snow is likely over some of the higher ground, such as the Pennines and Southern Uplands, and rain may turn to snow at lower levels before it clears eastwards.
This will bring rain to many areas but snow is likely over some of the higher ground, such as the Pennines and southern uplands, and rain may turn to snow at lower levels before it clears eastwards.
(1991) described long-range or R3-ordered I-S in Llandovery K-bentonites from northern Ireland and the Southern Uplands of Scotland.
In Scotland the "Highlands" refer to the mountains north of Dunkeld, while the "uplands" refer to all of the hilly areas, including the southern uplands --which are indeed included in the scope of the book.
In Scotland, Cumbria and Wales older, crystalline rocks predominate: mauve and violet show lower Palaeozoic metasediments in the Southern Uplands, Cumbria, and much of Wales; mustard and green pick out the Precambrian meta sedimentary rocks that occur widely in the Scottish Highlands.
So far, around 1cm of snow has settled in parts of northern England and Scotland, including Cumbria, Teesside and County Durham, while an inch has covered the Pennines and the Southern Uplands.
And instead of shying away from the technological advancements in the classroom, Mr Youd said he is equally at home with digital microscopes and PowerPoint presentations as he is with field trips studying rock in the southern uplands of Scotland.
Mid Wales, however, is similar in size and landscape to the Southern Uplands of Scotland.
"Once through the rolling Southern Uplands, the ride reaches the halfway point with magnificent views of Edinburgh and Arthur''s Seat.
AFTER around three hours walking on the rolling southern uplands of the Scottish Borders region, we'd just about become used to a persistent drizzle when the horizon seemed to brighten and the clouds parted to reveal thin strips of blue, tantalisingly close.
He says: "We couldn't afford expensive holidays, so my father would take us to Arran, Glencoe and the Southern Uplands."
Shape-note collections of religious folk songs or white spirituals were popular throughout the rural Midwest and South, including the Appalachians--see George Pullen Jackson's White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands. (2) According to Jackson, the Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book was printed in shape notes and incorporates some of the songs from older shape-note publications, such as Southern Harmony.

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