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

  • Moon in the Square Telescope Session

    Tuesday 16th April 2024 from 21:00pm to 22:15pm

    Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul, AB37 9ET

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 23rd April 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 3rd May 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 7th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 5th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 23rd July 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    The Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 2nd August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ

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  • Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

    Tuesday 27th August 2024 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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  • Bow Fiddle Rock

    Portknockie, Aberdeen, Banffshire, AB56 4NL

    Aurora Viewpoint

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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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  • Glen Tanar Visitor Centre

    Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5EU

    Dark Sky Discovery 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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Stargazing accommodation in North East Scotland

  • Hideaway Under the Stars

    Dunbalen, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9NL

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Hillside Scalloway Holiday Lets

    Hillside, Westshore, Shetland, ZE2 9LG

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Howe of Torbeg

    Glen Gairn, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XL

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Lochend Cottage

    Latheron, Achavanich, Caithness, KW5 6DX

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Sunnydale Self-Catering – Orkney

    St Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TR

    Stay & Gaze

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