Is the Old Man of Hoy on his last legs?

A piece in the Scottish papers this week.

It relates to the Old Man of Hoy, one of the more famous coastal landforms of Scotland.

It quotes some thinking by Professor Jim Hansom, who I have met several times when attending the SAGT Conference over the years. There is a large crack in the structure which is worrying coastal experts.

It turns out too of course, that the Old Man is not actually very old in geological terms.

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