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Around 250,000 fossil specimens have been collected by museums across Scotland.

As part of the Natural Science Collections Across Scotland project, funded by John Ellerman Foundation, we undertook a national review of fossil collections in Scotland.

Download the full collections review here.

Fossil collections by region

Fossils in Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Collections in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

Fossils in the Highlands and Islands

Collections in Highland, Argyll and Bute, Orkney and Shetland.

Fossils in Tayside, Central and Fife

Collections in Stirling, Perth and Kinross, Dundee, Angus, Fife and Falkirk.

Fossils in Edinburgh and Lothians

Collections in East Lothian, West Lothian and Edinburgh.

Fossils in Glasgow and Strathclyde

Collections in Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

Fossils in Scotland South

Collections in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders.
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