Kilt Rock is on the northeast coast of the
Isle of Skye, 15 miles north of Portree. The
is under half of a mile north of Kilt Rock
where you can view Dinosaur Fossils. Postcode:
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The image top is of the Kilt Rock Viewpoint
with a fast food mobile bar on the left at the
car park. Just north of the Viewpoint are the
Mealt Falls, fed by water from Loch Mealt.
Kilt Rock is best visited early in the
morning when sunny as the sun hits the cliffs
showing the different layers of rock, in
different colours, said to look like a Tartan
The Cliffs are 90 metres / 295 ft high, made
up of sea-weathered basalt columns.
This is an area where many Dinosaur Fossils
have been found.
200 million years ago, most land and sea
species on Earth became extinct through an
unknown event. This led to Dinosaurs becoming
the main species on Earth for about the next
135 million years.
At this time, the Earth was mainly one large
Continent named the Panagaea, with the UK in
the centre of that continent, close to the
Equator, real warm and humid.
175 million years back, the Pangaea began to
break apart, leading to the Continents we see
today. The UK and Europe part of the Continent
slowly drifted north to a much cooler zone.
Many best known Dinosaur groups such as the
and the armour plated Stegosaurs
evolved around this time.
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
More Dinosaur on Skye information at the