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Where was Scotland when Edinburgh’s rocks were being formed? The diagram on the right shows the approximate position of the continental plate containing Scotland at different times in Earth history. Scotland’s journey began in the southern hemisphere, and Scotland was located on the Equator 350 million years ago. This time period is called the Carboniferous, because coal is commonly found in rocks of this age.
What did the map of the world look like then? YouTube – Plate Tectonics animation, from 540 million years ago to today – Animation by Christopher Scotese.
What animals and plants lived on Earth 350 million years ago?