Ipswichian Interglacial, Quaternary, Southern Uplands
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No lower and middle Quaternary deposits have been uneqivocally identified in the south of Scotland, but some idea of the likely conditions at the start of the Late Quaternary, during the interval of climatic amelioration known as the Ipswichian Interglacial, can be extrapolated from records in Northern England. These show that the land was covered by mixed deciduous forest, which developed to include a large proportion of hornbeam and alder in addition to birch, pine, oak and holly.
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