Galloway Dark Skies Park

A Dark Sky Park is a place with exceptionally dark night skies, a place where people have committed to keeping those skies dark, by controlling light pollution.

In November 2009, the International Dark-sky Association designated Galloway Forest Park as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world and the first in the UK.

But that's not all. The Galloway Park is REALLY dark - a Gold Tier Dark Skies park. Very few people live in the 300 square miles of forest and hills in the park so nights really are black - apart from the stars! Forestry Commission Scotland and the people of the park are committed to keeping it that way.

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Last Updated September 2, 2020, 17:36 (UTC)
Created December 1, 2015, 21:45 (UTC)