Dark Skies

Dumfries & Galloway wears it green credentials proudly. Its special climate

means we have a milder time than most places in Scotland and northern England and we wish to keep it that way. So, alongside our many beautiful gardens we are also a centre for renewable energy. Dumfries and Galloway is clean and clear skied which is why we were awarded the dark sky accolade. Here, alternative is mainstream and we invite all people to enjoy and participate in what we have on offer. It's the place to meditate upon some basic truths.

Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Announced on 16th November 2009 in the International Year of Astronomy, it is a massive achievement for the UK and the south West of Scotland.

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