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Scotland Fossil Locations

Click to view details River Brora (Sutherland) Jurassic

Summary: The River Brora provides an isolated exposure of Jurassic rock along its banks, approximately one mile inland from the river mouth. Accessibility is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions; viewing or collecting fossils can be difficult and potentially dangerous at times.

Fossils: ammonites, bivalves, belemnites...

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Click to view details Crail (Fife) Carboniferous

Summary: Crail is a small fishing village located in south east Fife (Scotland) and provides a fascinating insight into the Carboniferous period 335 million years ago. What distinguishes Crail from the surrounding localities is the occurrence of several well preserved Arthropleura (giant centipede) trackways.

Fossils: Arthropleura tracks, plant and tree remains, bivalves...

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Click to view details Dunrobin (Sutherland) Jurassic

Summary: Dunrobin is better known for its fairy-tail style castle 'Dunrobin Castle' than its fossils, which in comparison are small in size and number; however experienced visitors should be able to locate a range of specimens from the Jurassic rocks.

Fossils: Bivalves, crinoids, ammonites, belemnites...

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Click to view details East Wemyss (Fife) Carboniferous

Summary: Despite having little in the way of natural beauty, the foreshore boulders provide an opportunity to observe a number of carboniferous fossils, in particular sections of Stigmaria (Lepidodendron tree roots). For the reasons described, East Wemyss is best suited for individual fossil collectors rather than families.

Fossils: Plant remains...

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Click to view details Kings Barns (Fife) Carboniferous

Summary: Kingsbarns is located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland and provides an opportunity to find plant remains dating from the Carboniferous period. At low-tide the roots of the Lepidodendron tree (Stigmaria) which once grew commonly in this part of the world, can be found.

Fossils: Plant remains...

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