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Spynie, Hill of

A low summit in the otherwise flat landscape of North Moray, the Hill of Spynie rises to just over 40m (131 feet) a half-mile (0.8 km) west southwest of the Palace of Spynie and 1½ miles (2.5 km) north northeast of Elgin. The now-abandoned Spynie Quarry has eaten into the western side of the hill, extracting a yellow sandstone of Triassic age which contained reptilian fossils. The area is now protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).


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