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Stargazing in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

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.



Stargazing events in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

  • Beginners Guide to Astrophotography with Steven Gray

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Richmond Memorial Hall - Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Family Friendly Informal Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Star Party General Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Dark Sky Story Walk

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 18:30pm to 20:00pm

    The Carrachs, Ballindalloch, AB37 9JS

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  • Aurora presentation and stargazing

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Telescope observing session with Cairngorms Astronomy Group

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul, AB37 9ET

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  • Dark Sky Story Walk

    Sunday 25th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

    The Carrachs, Ballindalloch, AB37 9JS

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  • Exo planets

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Richmond Memorial Hall - Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • The Asteroids – Ceres, Vesta and Others

    Sunday 13th November 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

    Glenlivet Village Hall, Ballindalloch, AB37 9BX

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Stargazing locations in Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

  • 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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  • 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 Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

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