DIPPY the dinosaur is on the move – and here is your chance to be the first to see him in Glasgow.

The Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus is temporarily moving in to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as part of a tour around Britain.

The Evening Times has teamed up with Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, to offer schoolchildren in the city the opportunity to meet Dippy face to face.

The winning class would be the very first people to see Dippy up close in Scotland – the Life Museum at Kelvingrove is the only Scottish stop on his journey.

Chairman of Glasgow Life Councillor David McDonald, said: “The Life Gallery, which is home to a number of fascinating creatures from the natural history world, is one of our most visited spaces at Kelvingrove Museum. We are confident Dippy will feel right at home among them.

“More than 1.3 million people visit the museum every year and many of them are schoolchildren. This is a wonderful opportunity for any class learning about dinosaurs and the natural world to be the first in Scotland to see this incredible creature up close.”

Glasgow Museums, together with partners including RSPB, The Hunterian and The Geological Society of Glasgow have organised an exciting programme of events and activities to accompany Dippy’s visit including talks, workshops for families, self-led trails, handling sessions and hands-on activities around the museum.

The winning class will be first to see the 26-metre long dinosaur unveiled on opening day and the winning pupils will have the chance to take part in special Dippy-related activities, including fossil-making and badge design.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this special prize, is tell us – in no more than 100 words – why your dino-daft class deserves to meet Dippy. Don’t forget to include your name, school’s name, and how many children are in the class. The competition is open to all Glasgow primary, secondary, nursery and ASL schools.

Please note, the winning class MUST be available to attend the opening ceremony on January 22 and must make their own way to the museum to arrive no later than 7.45am.

Send your competition entry to: Dippy the Dinosaur Competition, c/o Ann Fotheringham, Features Desk, Evening Times, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB, to arrive by 5pm on January 12. For more information, email ann.fotheringham@heraldandtimes.co.uk

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure, organised by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, and supported by Dell EMC and Williams & Hill, is at Kelvingrove from January 22 until May 6. Entry is free.

Visit www.glasgowmuseums.com/dippy for more information.