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Stargazing in North East Scotland

Scotland has some of the world’s best dark skies, with low levels of the population comes low levels of light pollution.

North East Scotland, in particular, offers extensive stargazing options; get away from the big towns and cities to see shooting stars and fabulous starry skies. From this Northern latitude, the aurora often makes an appearance.



Stargazing events in North East Scotland

  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 24th May 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • Aberdeen Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 14th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 28th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • Aberdeen Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 12th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • Aberdeen Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 9th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Cairngorms National Park

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Glenlivet Blairfindy, Ballindalloch, AB37 9DJ

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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Stargazing locations in North East Scotland

  • Abriachan Forest Trust

    Abriachan, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 8LB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Corgarff Castle Car Park

    Corgarff, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8YP

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Gleconglass Car Park

    Ballindalloch, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9EP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Glenlivet Blairfindy

    Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9DJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • RSPB Forsinard

    A897, Forsinard, Sutherland, KW13 6YT

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Slains Castle Car Park

    Cruden Bay, Errolston, Aberdeenshire, AB42 0PW

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • The Carrachs

    Chapeltown, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9JS

    Aurora Viewpoint, Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • The Field of Hope Car Park

    Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • The Well of Lecht Car Park

    A939 Old Military Road, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37

    Go Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in North East Scotland

  • Hillside Scalloway Holiday Lets

    Hillside, Westshore, Shetland, ZE2 9LG

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Lochend Cottage

    Latheron, Achavanich, Caithness, KW5 6DX

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Raworths Retreat at Burn Cottage

    Laundry Road, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4DE

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Sunnydale Self-Catering – Orkney

    St Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TR

    Stay & Gaze

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