From Iain Todd of Sky at Night Magazine;
You may have heard of Dark Sky Parks and Dark Sky Reserves; well what about a Dark Sky Island?
A lack of streetlights on this island off the west coast of Scotland is evidence of the dedication of many of its residents to ensuring the quality of the night sky above Coll remains among the best in the world.
There are three dedicated spots on the Isle of Coll for stargazing, although in reality most of the island is incredibly dark.
Every spring and autumn, Coll & The Cosmos stargazing weekend is held on the island, offering newcomers the chance to learn how to stargaze with telescopes and binoculars under truly dark skies.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!