Tag: dark sky parks

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Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

Last year the Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park was newly designated by the International Dark Sky Association.  Not only is it the darkest Dark Sky Park in the UK but it’s the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world.  I can’t wait to visit!   Once you’ve experienced a truly dark sky – one free of most light pollution – … Read More Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

Where are Scotland’s dark skies?

Can you remember the time you first looked up at the sky and were just amazed at the number of stars ?  I’m not talking about seeing a few dazzling stars on a cloudless night but about a star-studded panorama of the Milky Way that seems to reach right down to ground level.  In a really dark sky we could see as many as … Read More Where are Scotland’s dark skies?