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Fossil Footprints


the footprints of Chelichnus Duncan Owen displayed at the savings banks museum
Image courtesy of The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland

Dr Henry Duncan had been given tremendous gifts. Of all his skills and interests, geology and science were his passions.

His interest in geology led to identification of the first quadruped fossil footprints to be found in Britain. He presented a paper to the Royal Society in Edinburgh on the discovery of the footprints at Corncockle Quarry, near Lochmaben.

A small sample of these footprints is exhibited at the museum. In the picture opposite are the footprints of Chelichnus Duncan Owen.

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