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Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Craigton Avenue, Inverness, IV3 8AZ

Nature reserve on the outskirts of Inverness and away from the worst of the city’s light pollution, this location is frequently the venue for free public stargazing events organised by Highland Astronomy Tours.


Merkinch Local Nature Reserve is a private location and is only accessible out of normal hours for stargazing by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

Location events organiser

Highland Astronomy

Highland Astronomy organises events at this location

Please contact Highland Astronomy directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 28/01/22

    12° 10%
  • 28/01/22

    11° 67%
  • 29/01/22

    11° 55%
  • 29/01/22

    11° 5%

Weather forecast for Inverness Caledonian Thistle Fc (1.2 miles away) updated 28/01/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Dark Sky Burns at Abriachan Forest

    Saturday 29th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness, IV3 8LB (10.2 miles away)

    More info

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