|Big Cat Sightings in the 1976
|Brighouse Bay, Kirkudbrightshire
|Large cat, five feet in length, very sleek fairly long hair, bushy long tail.
|Seen at 50 yards. Very agile, dodging around boulders and gorse bushes with a semi-crouching run.
|Sixteen sheep killed.
|Strathnaver and Bettyhill areas, Sutherland
|Large black or dark brown cat-like animal
|Sightings by a number of people in the area.
|Dull rusty colour, broad in the back, strongly built and very fast
|Seen at 40 yards by crofters hunting after sheep had been killed
|Huge cat like animal
|Crouched on garden wall. Female witness initially alerted by dog barking.
|Biggar, South Lanarkshire
|Dark brown with long tail, a square-flat head and large paws. Smaller than tiger.
|Running across field, but not at great speed, with long pounding definite strides throwing its front legs up and out.
|Orange-brown with black spots and stripes, tufts on its ears, twice the size of a domestic cat
|Bit woman on hand while she was lying on bracken
|5 geese found dead
|Believed to have been killed by a puma
|Beautiful pure black cat, larger than a labrador dog, thick tail longer than body, moulting
|Seen at 2 1/2 yards for about two minutes.
|10 th August
|Lynx? Huge cat, size of a fully grown labrador, eyes glowing orange, long pointed and tufted ears
|Sitting on top of garden wall. Spat and howlled before leaping into fields and vanishing
|21 st October
|Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
|Large 'cat-like' animal
|Bounded across road in front car
|Strange animal molesting sheep
|Seen by schoolboys
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