Kirkcudbright ‘Dark Skies’ Visitor Centre

Lead Partner:
Kirkcudbright Development Trust

Develop a ‘Dark Skies’ Visitor Centre within the completed Johnston School Community Resource and Activity Centre in Kirkcudbright. This will provide a weather-independent and family hours-friendly introduction to the Dark Sky park in the Gallowat Forest. It will be a launching point for a visit to the Dark Sky park itself, used by a range of supporting activities such as the Biosphere Dark Sky Rangers. It will also introduce discussion on issues such as light pollution and protecting our natural habitat. The Dark Sky Visitor Centre is in what used to be the school’s gymnasium, therefore benefitting from being in the most visible and accessible part of the building. The overall redevelopment of the building recently received an award of £850,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Status: Match funding being sought

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