The Rock and Spindle, Kinkell

The Rock and Spindle


3 November 2012

Kinkell Ness, St Andrews

NO 53831 15591; 56.33041°N, 2.74823°W


The Rock and Spindle is a sea stack formed from an eroded volcanic plug and is visible from the Fife Coastal Path roughly 2 km to the east of St Andrews. The spinning-wheel-like circular ‘Spindle’ is composed of xenolithic columnar basanite and the ‘Rock’ (stack) is basanitic breccia.

The Rock and Spindle (British Geological Survey)

The Rock and Spindle

The Rock and Spindle


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