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'''From: McMillan, A.A., Gillanders, R.J. and Fairhurst, J.A. 1999 [[Building stones of Edinburgh. 2nd edition.|Building stones of Edinburgh.]] Edinburgh: Edinburgh Geological Society.'''
 
[[File:BuildingStonesOfEdinburghLocationMap1.jpg|300px|thumbnail|Edinburgh's buildings - location map, inset (Central Edinburgh.]]
 
[[File:BuildingStonesOfEdinburghLocationMapGeneral.jpg|300px|thumbnail|Edinburgh's buildings - location map.]]
 
 
 
== Carmyllie and Leoch ==
 
== Carmyllie and Leoch ==
 
Flaggy sandstones of the Dundee Formation were extensively worked for paving stones at Carmyllie quarries, near Arbroath. These quarries supplied stone for the paving and steps of '''New College & Assembly Hall''' (12) (1845-50), the '''Bank of Scotland''' (13) (1864-70) on the Mound and '''Register House''' (128) (1774-1834). On account of strength characteristics, stone from Carmyllie was used for engineering work, for example in the building of the piers of the Forth Railway Bridge in 1885. Stone, described as 'bluish grey rather fine-grained sandstone or 'liver rock' from Leoch Quarry, north-west of Dundee, was also used in the city. Together with stone from Darney, West Woodburn, it was used in the construction of the '''Usher Hall''' (64)(1910-14), Lothian Road. Examples of stone from Leoch and Myreton can be seen in the '''Meadows Pillars''' (158).
 
Flaggy sandstones of the Dundee Formation were extensively worked for paving stones at Carmyllie quarries, near Arbroath. These quarries supplied stone for the paving and steps of '''New College & Assembly Hall''' (12) (1845-50), the '''Bank of Scotland''' (13) (1864-70) on the Mound and '''Register House''' (128) (1774-1834). On account of strength characteristics, stone from Carmyllie was used for engineering work, for example in the building of the piers of the Forth Railway Bridge in 1885. Stone, described as 'bluish grey rather fine-grained sandstone or 'liver rock' from Leoch Quarry, north-west of Dundee, was also used in the city. Together with stone from Darney, West Woodburn, it was used in the construction of the '''Usher Hall''' (64)(1910-14), Lothian Road. Examples of stone from Leoch and Myreton can be seen in the '''Meadows Pillars''' (158).

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