Dark Sky Discovery Trail

Argyll is known for its beautiful views, but did you know that it has some of the darkest skies in Europe? Its a great place to see the stars without light pollution. If you are lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights.

The site at Gigha’s north pier has been granted the status of Dark Sky Discovery Site - recognising its superb location for viewing our galaxy.

Please be mindful of local residents, livestock and wildlife when visiting a site at sunset or after dark by staying quiet and respecting local guidance. Stay on marked paths and roads. Don’t forget to bring a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothing. 

Are you keen to learn more about observing our night’s sky?

Check out the organisations and businesses in our directory below.

Know the Scottish Outdoor Access Code before you go. 


Dazzled by the stars above? Why not take a look at the wonders below at our Snorkelling sites.

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