The Staffin Dinosaur Museum was established by Dugald Ross in 1976 when he was only a teenager. He was inspired by growing up exploring the local area and finding 4000 year old flint arrowheads. Dugald has had a lifelong interest in the district’s history, archaeology, landscape and geology. The species identified in the area include Stegosaurus, Megalosaurus, Cetiosaurus, Hadrosaurus, and Ceolophysis. 


2002: The discovery of Middle Jurassic tracks which showed the footprints of an adult dinosaur with young has attracted international interest. 

2005: The world's smallest recorded footprint was found in the Isle of Skye. There is a replica in the museum and the original is in the Hunterian museum. It was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records in 2006.