Posted by: tireecottage | June 6, 2017

Tiree Dark Skies

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 21.11.44Continuing our look at all of Tiree’s marvels!

For those holiday guests who wish to look skyward – to see the stars – Tiree is an ideal location! Because the island has no street lights, is sparsely populated, has few cars and no other man made light sources – Tiree has ideal conditions for viewing the night sky, a far better view than anywhere on the mainland could offer.

I would strongly recommend all guests to step outside the cottage and look up when its dark and clear of clouds. It is breathtaking!

We have dedicated Balevullin as a Dark Sky Discovery Site as this is easily accessible, however there are many other sites around the Isle of Tiree that are magnificent for viewing the night sky. Try visiting Hough, Balephuil Beach, Sorobaidh or Salum for instance.

Thanks to Robert Bradley and Richard Whitson for the wonderful dark sky photographs on this page.

Tiree also has its own developing Dark Skies Group which you can follow on Facebook at


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