~ Scottish Shores
(don't miss the picture gallery at the foot of this page)
a lot of shoreline around Scotland!
long is it?
The true answer is: it depends! It depends on the scale
at which you measure it...
...if you use a small-scale map,
like scale of 1:2,500,000 - where you could have the whole of Great Britain on one page, and use a map measuring
wheel to go round the coastline, you'll get an answer.
...but, if you use the same tool on a much smaller scale map -
say having Scotland split over 4 pages - and carry out the same exercise, you'll get a much larger
The second exercise covers a lot more coastline, because the
larger scale shows much more of the ins-and-outs of the coast. I've seen it described by very reputable sources as
the "wiggliness" of the coastline.
(To get an idea of how much the difference is, why not take an
atlas and a large-scale road map. Look up a particular stretch of coast on the atlas, then compare it directly with
the same area on the road map. Use a piece of thread, or string, to measure the respective lengths, being careful
to bend into all the nooks and crannies of the large scale.)
coastline of mainland Scotland is about 4174 miles long, but if you add the islands of Arran, Islay and Jura,
Shetland and Orkney, and the Western Isles, the total comes to 11,550
miles. (figures quoted from the British
So, our scatterbrained wee Mermaids have a lot of coast to
be careless on.
Currently there are pieces on offer from the following shores...
... and a selection of handmade Wirework and Beadwork pieces ...
(please click on the name to see the
... AND NOW
a gallery of images of just a very few of the many
different shores and shorelines round our bonny land..
Choose an image to begin