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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.
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Fossils in the Highlands and Islands

Collections in Highland, Argyll and Bute, Orkney and Shetland.
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Fossils in Tayside, Central and Fife

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

Collections in East Lothian, West Lothian and Edinburgh.
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Fossils in Glasgow and Strathclyde

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

Collections in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders.
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