Darker Skies over Tomintoul

Tomintoul Street Lighting Comparision 2015-2017

There is an amazing difference in the sky quality over Tomintoul now that almost all of the street lighting has been replaced.

Last night an hour with binoculars revealed a huge array of deep sky delights from the Field of Hope at the junction of the A939 / B9008. To the naked eye the sky was absolutely studded with stars and the Milky Way showed great detail. There was even a hint of the Aurora in the north to complete the experience.

A big thank you to the Moray Council for making such a huge difference.