The Isle of Skye is Scotland's Dinosaur Isle. It is one of the very few places in the World where Middle Jurassic dinosaurs can be found. From the large lumbering herbivorous sauropods to the small nippy carnivorous theropods, Skye has a number of record-breaking dinosaurs. The earliest ankylosaur-like dinosaur, the earliest coelophysid, the World's first evidence of theropod family life, and the World's tiniest dinosaur footprint were all found on the Isle of Skye.
Bones of the dinosaurs are extremely rare, and any found should be presented to a local museum whenever possible. The largest collection of Scottish dinosaur material can be found on the Island's Staffin Museum at Ellishadder. There you can see a copy of the first dinosaur remains to be found on the island from 1982, as well as the first bone from 1991 and much more.
Local collectors and visitors to the island have contributed greatly to our understanding of these awe-inspiring beasts. New, and important, discoveries are made nearly every year and the prehistory of the Isle of Skye is being rewritten all the time.