65 millon years ago, Dinosaurs became
extinct, probably as a result of a Meteor
Impact in the area of Mexico.
115,000 years ago - the latest Ice Age
began, covering much of Europe in Ice.
10,000 years ago - the Ice Age began to
recede, leading to higher sea levels and the UK
becoming an Island, with hundreds of smaller
Skye is one of the few places in the world
with fossil-bearing rocks from the Dinosaur
1982 - a 47cm / 18in long footprint believed
to have been made by a two leg plant-eating
found on Skye, first evidence of Dinosaurs in
2002, a footprint made by a small
Ornithopod, two leg plant eating Dinosaur, was
discovered by local woman Cathie Booth as she
walked her dog at Staffin Bay.
Searches that followed in that area found
another 15 footprints, up to 53cm / 21in long,
thought to be from from a large two leg
meat-eating predatory dinosaur similar to
Many of the top finds on Skye have been made
by a local Dugie Ross who has been collecting
fossils on Skye for around 40 years, with many
on display in the Staffin Museum, half
of a mile north of Kilt Rock.
2013 - Fossils were found of a new species
of large Reptiles that were among the top
Predators in the Sea at the time of
2015 - 70cm / 28in huge four leg
footprints were found by Duntulm
Castle on the far northwest of Skye, a very
rare find of these largest animals ever to have