There may have been a glacier in Scotland in the 1700s, according to research from Martin Kirkbride, a geographer at Dundee University. That conclusion is based on Kirkbride's study of corries, which are basin-shaped formations left by glaciers. "For the first time, we have shown that climatic conditions in Scotland allowed glaciation within the last half millennium, at a time when other glaciated areas, such as Scandinavia, Iceland and the Alps saw their glaciers grow to some of their largest sizes since the end of the last Ice Age," said Jez Everest, another member of the research team.

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