An application has been made through the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership to host Scotland’s second internationally recognised Dark Sky Park. It would also be, if successful, the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world.

The site of the potential Dark Sky Park lies within The Glenlivet Estate, which is managed by Crown Estate Scotland, the majority of which sits within the Cairngorms National Park.

The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) is currently deliberating on the application and a final announcement will be made shortly. If the application is successful, then a launch event will be held on 29th November at a location to be confirmed.

This designation will help to promote dark skies to a wider audience and bring astro-tourism business to this remote rural area. The application was submitted to the IDA in July 2018, with a recommendation that it be awarded the Gold tier award (the highest level of sky quality).
The proposed name of the Dark Sky Park is ‘Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Dark Sky Park’

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