Visitor Attractions

Dark Skies

Scalan Aurora

Glenlivet's skies are fabulous for stargazing, with three registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites. These are sites with little light pollution, easy access and great views of the night sky.

Dark Sky Discovery Sites

  • Blairfindy Dark Sky Discovery Site (just south west of Glenlivet Distillery, Grid Ref; NJ 187 284).  
  • Tomintoul Dark Sky Discovery Site (Tomintoul) The layby at the end of the Lecht road.
  • Scalan Dark Sky Discovery Site (Nr Chapelton, Braes of Glenlivet). Grid Ref; NJ 244 202 (car park). Great views north for the Aurora Borealis

Apart from recreation, Dark Skies are important as light pollution disturbs animals and ecosystems and wastes energy. We are working to try and improve the Dark Skies around Glenlivet.

Further information

Tomintoul & Glenlivet Dark Skies website

Tomintoul & Glenlviet Dark Skies Leaflet
Find out more about the UK Dark Sky Discovery Partnership