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Calton Crags


(Calton Craigs)

Calton Crags (or Craigs) represent the steep slope at the western end of Calton Hill in Central Edinburgh. Calton Road and Greenside Row run along its base, approximating the positions of the Calton Fault and Greenside Fault which separate the crags from surrounding rocks. The crags are composed of lavas erupted during the Carboniferous Era from the Arthur's Seat volcano and later carved into a distinctive crag-and-tail feature by glaciation. The seat of the Scottish Government in St Andrew's House is built into the crags.


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