Barbados Pocket Guide

Scotland District

View of the Scotland District, St. Andrew, Barbados Pocket Guide

Scotland District

Scotland District in the parish of St. Andrew in Barbados has very unique properties, some of which may be unknown to the general populace. It is based at the top of a sub-marine mountain range which stretches all the way from Trinidad in the south to Puerto Rico further north in the Caribbean chain. Furthermore, it is the single location in the range which is above water. Imagine that!

 

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We can go on to describe the district as a "half-bowl" which houses what would be considered the only highlands of Barbados as its scenery and overall landscape is far unlike any other parts of the island. Due to its land composition, the Scotland District is more prone to landslides than any other part of Barbados, thus one of the reasons why it is not largely used for agriculture like other parts of the island.

 

For those interested in the subjects of geography and geology, the Scotland District has rock formations between 30-50 million years of age, composed of clay stones, chalk and volcanic ash. It runs through the parishes of St. John, St. Joseph and St. Andrew. The island's highest point, Mount Hillaby, is of course located in the Scotland District.

 

Sounds intriguing? It certainly is, for there are always surprises on the island of Barbados.

 

Heavy Cloud Cover Affecting the Scotland District, St. Andrew, Barbados Pocket Guide

 

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Last modified on Monday, 13 February 2012 17:27

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