Welcome to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Welcome to the webpages for the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. We hope you enjoy your visit.

All visits to the SDSO must be pre-booked.

The observatory is in a remote location and so the road for the last approximate 1.5 miles to the observatory is not built to normal road standards. Being a forestry type road, it is rough, and in places steep but is easily passable in a standard car driving slowly and carefully.  We remind visitors that all vehicle’s are brought on to site at their own risk.  

We are now on Instagram! We will try our best to upload daily pictures from the observatory. Check us out at – @thesdso

We welcome donations – help us stay open and available as a publically accessible observatory and educational facility: