Our Dark Sky Decade

Lynn Cassells, Keith Muir & Natalie Marr

County Buildings
Sat 9 Mar
£0.00 to £7.00

In 2009, the Galloway Forest became Britain’s first Dark Sky Park. On a clear night, the park is 38 times darker than city skies with more than 7,000 stars visible. One of the driving forces behind the project, Keith Muir, is joined by Lynn Cassells who is working on the the Tomintoul and Glenlivet-Cairngorms Dark Sky Park project, and artist and Dark Sky researcher Natalie Marr. They talk about the challenges and successes of Dark Sky tourism and ask: where do we go from here?


Lynn Cassells is land management officer for the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership, which is delivering the Tomintoul and Glenlivet-Cairngorms Dark Sky Park project.

Keith Muir is business manager for Forest Enterprise Scotland. He was previously manager of the recreational resources of Galloway Forest District where he established Europe's first Dark Sky Park.


Natalie Marr is a Glasgow-based artist who is carrying out PHD research into Dark Sky spaces, designated areas in which light pollution is reduced for the protection and preservation of the night sky – with a focus on Galloway Forest Park.  She is interested in how Dark Sky spaces may inspire a greater sense of global interrelatedness, responsibility, and care.

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