Gallan Head, the most north-westerly point in the UK, is one of the country’s most extraordinary dark sky spots. Formerly an RAF radar station, this dramatic clifftop location is now owned by Gallan Head Community Trust, who have been developing it as a site for environmental protection and whale watching. In September 2018 Gallan Head hosted its first art festival, and there are ambitious plans to build a new observatory.
Gallan Head Community Trust will host two events as part of the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, On Monday 11 February, you can enjoy a fascinating insight into the night skies with John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland. And on Monday 18 February there is an evening with Glasgow-based artist Natalie Marr, who is carrying out PHD research into how sensory experiences of darkness can cultivate a greater sense of global interrelatedness, responsibility, and care.
Meet at the Edge Cafe, Gallan Head for – weather permitting – an outdoor adventure on the clifftop. Both events are limited capacity due to venue size and limited parking, so book early!
Bring warm, weather-proof clothes and sensible shoes!
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