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In November 2018 the International Dark Sky Association awarded the Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park with "Gold Tier" status in recognition of its incredible night skies and efforts to reduce light pollution.
With support from the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership the project worked closely with distilleries, farms, Moray District Council and households to change outdoor lighting and so protect the dark skies for future generations to enjoy.
For more details see the official Cairngorms Dark Sky Park website.
The map below shows places to go stargazing in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.