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Weʼre raising £5,000 to undertake mapping of some new Scottish dinosaurs footprint localities and discover more in new locations around Scotland.

Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Support for Scottish dinosaur research project

Middle Jurassic Scottish dinosaurs are a globally significant contribution to our understanding of dinosaur evolution as sites of this age worldwide are so rare.

I have been working on the dinosaurs from Scotland on the Isle of Skye for the last 28 years and have frequently bemoaned the fact that dinosaurs have not been found elsewhere in Scotland. I now have discovered some new dinosaur footprints in a completely different location and would like to be able to conduct a more modern mapping and analytical project to properly describe these footprints. The funding is to go towards the purchase of a suitable drone to help with the mapping and photographic record of the footprints in order to undertake referenced measurements of the effects of erosion on the footprints mostly by stormy seas over future years. The study, in association with the Geological Society of Glasgow, will also support student and public engagement in Middle Jurassic dinosaurs from Scotland through publication and public talks.

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  • Neil Clark25 days ago
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    Neil Clark

    25 days ago

    The footprints are circled in red and there is a 14cm scale circled in blue.

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  • Neil Clark25 days ago
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    Neil Clark

    25 days ago

    The Skye trip was a great success in learning how to fly the drone and producing a decent map of some new dinosaur footprints. The photo may not be easy to interpret, but the footprints are visible.

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  • Neil Clark3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    Just up on the Isle of Skye and was able to do a bit of flying above the dinosaur trackways there. The sauropod "dinosaur-disco" footprint horizon at Duntulm is in the top right of the image, although there have now been a few more footprints found today! Great to have a baseline image to plot the footprints onto. These dinosaur remains are from the Middle Jurassic, a crucial time in the evolution of many groups of dinosaurs found later in the Jurassic and Cretaceous. Thanks to all who have donated to this project!

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  • Landmark Park

    Landmark Park

    Jun 5, 2019

    Delighted to help in this amazing and exciting project.

    £3,550.00

  • Herschel Reese

    Herschel Reese

    May 2, 2019

    I enjoy all the posts on your work. Looks like fun.

    £50.00

  • Steven Kelly

    Steven Kelly

    Dec 4, 2018

    fingers crossed for you, keep up the great work.

    £20.00

  • William Rolfe

    William Rolfe

    Nov 16, 2018

    Well done Neil: keep up the good work!

    £80.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 15, 2018

    £42.00

  • Copmans Tomb

    Copmans Tomb

    Nov 1, 2018

    Have you found ornithischians footprints yet???

    £50.00

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    Oct 9, 2018

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Neil Clark

Neil Clark

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Curator of Palaeontology at The Hunterian in Glasgow and VP of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Neil has written many books on dinosaurs and has published widely in peer review journals on this topic as well as other fossils in Scotland and elsewhere.

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