Residents from Dumbarton and the Vale will be able to go and see an enormous rare dinosaur skeleton this Easter.

One of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons will be on display at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall for three months, on the last leg of its European tour.

The 67-million-year-old T.rex female is 39-foot long, around 13 feet high, weighs five tonnes and is nicknamed Trix.

She will greet visitors with her ferocious teeth and enormous head at eye level.

Trix’s visit comes just weeks after Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton was displayed at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is just a stone’s throw from the Kelvin Hall.

And for a few weeks Dippy and Trix will be in Glasgow at the same time, meaning you can see them both in the same day.

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The exhibition has been organised by The Hunterian, Scotland's oldest museum which is based at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums. The skeleton has been supplied by the Dutch Naturalis Biodiversity Centre.

Steph Scholten, director of The Hunterian, said: “Trix is a superb example of one of the world’s best preserved T.rex skeletons. This will be a unique opportunity to see up close a real T.rex which is one of the fiercest predators to have ever lived.

“I can tell you, having gone nose to nose with this 67- million-year-old fossil myself, that this is an experience not to be missed.”

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The ‘T.rex in Town’ exhibition is touring European cities while she waits for a new museum building to be completed at Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in her home city of Leiden, in the Netherlands.

Glasgow is the final stop for Trix’s tour of Europe, she has already visited Austria, Spain, France and Portugal, and will be on display in Glasgow from April 18 to July 31.

Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor David McDonald, said: “Trix is the only original T.rex skeleton on tour in the world. It’s only when you see her up close that you appreciate her actual size - she’s enormous. Visitors will relish this unique opportunity to come face-to-face with one of the most terrifying predators ever to have stalked the earth.”

Visitors will be able to find out more about Trix’s turbulent life from the information revealed by her bones in findings by an international research team of palaeontologists and geologists.

The Hunterian’s Curator of Palaeontology, Dr Neil Clark, said: “Trix was around 30 when she died – making her the oldest T.rex found to date. She is also one of the most complete T. rex fossil’s known and Trix may in fact be able to trace her ancestry back to the Middle Jurassic of Scotland.

“Scotland is one of very few places worldwide where Middle Jurassic bones can be found.”