As one of only two Dark Sky Parks in Scotland, our region is a true treat for the senses. To be able to see the Milky Way with the naked eye and realise that darkness is full of colour is amazing at any age.
The best place to start your experience is in Kirkcudbright at the Dark Space Planetarium which offers an incredible visual 360-degree cinematic dome experience and engaging interactive exhibition – magical for young and old!
What happens during the summer? Darkness might be short-lived as the sun sets around 10pm, but it is equally a treat to experience the long days and light skies. Enjoy the opportunity to spend longer outdoors: sit in front of a shepherd’s hut, or under a tarp, or be taken out in the late evening by one of our Biosphere Guides, who will tell you stories of what usually lies hidden from us – above and below.
The markers on the map indicate some of our best stargazing locations, and show some of the local businesses offering unique and outstanding experiences inspired by the Biosphere’s dark skies.
You will need to zoom in on the map to see The Sky Above experiences in Kirkcudbright in detail.
For anyone wishing to create their own itinerary, our list of Guides & Experiences below will help you build your own dark sky adventure, discovering the mysteries above and having fun at your own pace.