New dino footprints on the Scottish mainland

Neil Clark, paleontologist at the Huterian, University of Glasgow has announced the discovery of some exciting new dinosaur footprints near Inverness, the first recorded discovery of footprints on the Scottish mainland.

The footprints date from the mid Jurassic, 170 million years ago, and since these are the first footprints from the Moray Basin to the east of Scotland they are likely help to build a clearer picture of dinosaurs living in Scotland at that time.

Neil has started a crowd funding campaign to raise £5,000 to undertake mapping of new footprint localities and discover more in new locations around Scotland.