This is Scottish Big Cat's own round up for the year, and undoubtedly only represents a fraction of the total sightings.
|Big Cat Sightings in 1988
|Exact date unknown
|Duff House, Banff, Aberdeenshire
|Minto Estate, nr Jedburgh, Borders
|Originally, from Edinbugh Zoo. Escaped from a collection in Cumbria in 1987 and shot by a gamekeeper months later
|before 27 th May
|Large cat, very straight, stiff forelegs, giant paws and tufty ears
|Seen on several occassions.
|weekend before 27 th May
|nr Wormit, Fife
|Large cat with sharply pointed ears. Believed to be lynx by Tayside's Chief Conservation Officer
|Struck by car. Driver stopped and got out but drove off when the large animal struggled to it's feet. Several previous sightings.
|St Andrews, Fife
|Seen prowling in garden.
|St. Andrews-Anstruther road, Fife
|Large cat-like animal.
|Seen crossing road at night.
|2 nd June
|by St Andrews, Fife
|Large cat, size of a Labrador, brown and black speckled, pointed ears.
|Seen by several witnesses. Two additional sightings in area.
|7 th June
|Larger than a fox, very dark coloured, thin tail.
|Crossed road in front of female driver and jumped wall. Cat-like movements. Possible previous sighting in area.
|11 th June
|Lynx, size of keeshound, lovely colouring, beautiful black shading and a tail
|Watched at 15 yards for 25 minutes by witness. Frollicked and rolled on its back.
|before 24 th June
|'Mysterious big cat'
|Seen on trail near school.
|nr Culzean Catle, South Ayrshire
|Jet black, size of Labrador but sleaker, clearly feline in shape and pose, long flowing tail curving down towards the ground and back up at the end of the tail. 4-5 ft from head to tail, 2 ft high to head. Eyes like huge green emeralds
|Seen at 200 yards by two witnesses. Lept from hedgerow, landed in the middle of the road, paused for 3 seconds, looked at car then lept over hedgerow into wood
|Loch Ken, Parton, nr Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
|Big black four legged animal, cat not dog. Muscular legs, glided effortlessly.
|Seen by dog walker at 7 am. "Football field and a half's length away". Crossed field and jumped dry stane wall.
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