glacial erratics

glacial stratigraphy


glacial lakes


kame terraces

outwash terraces

kettle holes

Other landforms of glacial deposition in Scotland




Glacial Deposition

Two main groups of landforms are recognised that result from deposition by ice:

  • glacial forms, deposited directly from ice
  • glacifluvial forms, deposited by meltwater

Examples from both groups of landforms are represented in the valleys and corries of the Cairngorms and from the surrounding low ground. These landforms may be also be classified in terms of their position relative to the former glacier, as subglacial, englacial, supraglacial, marginal and proglacial landforms.

Slochd Mór - moraines and kame terraces formed during deglaciation