Monday, 25 April 2011

Galloway Dark Sky Park

Galloway forest dark sky park merchandise is now available to buy from our 3 visitor centres Clatteringshaws, Kirroughtree and Glentrool.

Whether it be a new mug for your morning coffee or a key ring to post to friends and family there is something for you. Pop in and have a look next time your passing.



  1. I came up to the dark sky park last weekend and was a little disappointed to be honest.

    I came on a moonless night and walked in to Loch Dee, well away from any light source whatsoever in order to try a star trails photograph. The disappointment came in the fact that there is a huge orange glow from the direction of Glasgow to the north. Looking up Sliver Flow from Loch Dee made the stars on the horizon quite invisible.

    The rest of the sky was clear and quite magnificent, but this is not a venue for star trails photography because of Glasgow. I think I will have to go further north into the highlands next time.

  2. Thanks for the comment which is very valid. The central belt of Glasgow/Edinburgh is the biggest blight the astronomy community have in Scotland. It is one of the reasons the Forest Park went for the designation to highlight the intrusive light issue. Our primary concern is that the local intrusive light does not get any worse.


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