All landscapes are the product of their underlying rocks and the natural forces that have moulded them.
The varied and interesting landscape around the lower River Clyde is the result of a varied geology.
Understanding a Landscape examines this relationship. It explains, for example, why Dumbarton Rock stands out so prominently from the surrounding countryside.
The beauty of the scene looking down river from Dalnottar Hill made it a favoured subject of Scottish landscape painters.
The story interprets landscape with the help of oil paintings by McCulloch and Knox as well as by geological specimens.
Today, human developments have impacted on the scene and the view is very different.
The diverse scenery depicted in this one view reflects the great variety and beauty of the Scottish landscape.