Autumn Star Gazing in Scotland

Scotland’s skies are just heavenly – Come see for yourself!

Are you amazed and overwhelmed by the vastness of the universe and the infinite number of stars shining down on us?  Then you will appreciate the efforts of the International Dark Sky Association.

The Association has a program where it approves Dark Sky Parks, places where visitors can see the vast starlit night without interference from the abundant light pollution that limits stargazing in densely populated parts of the world. Currently there are only seventeen such parks in the world.

The latest approved Dark Sky Park is in the southwest corner of Scotland, the first of its kind in Britain, located in the Galloway Forest Park.

Galloway Forest Park’s general website offers downloadable guides to their events and twenty-seven walking trails, as well as information about canoeing, biking, and other activities.

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