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~  Scottish Shores  ~

(don't miss the picture gallery at the foot of this page)

...There's a lot of shoreline around Scotland!

So... how 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 figure.

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.)

  * The 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 Cartographic Society.)

So, our scatterbrained wee Mermaids have a lot of coast to be careless on.

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  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 selection available)

         ... 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

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This is a new site for a new artist: Jane Ross has been making her own jewellery for some time, and only the urging of friends and family has persuaded her to take a leap into offering her creations to the world at large.

Please take a look at her Jewelbox; any constructive comments will be appreciated.Our e-mail address is at the foot of the main page...

the homepage shows a small sample of her unique designs; click on any one to go to the webpage it's on.

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