Dark skies and wee drams – why you should visit the highest village in the Highlands

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Earlier this week the small Highland village of Tomintoul was in jubilant mood as they celebrated becoming part of a gold-tier dark sky park. The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Cairngorms Dark Sky Park, which was officially approved by the International Dark Sky Organisation on Monday, is now the most northerly dark sky park in the world.

The highest village in the Highlands, Tomintoul sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park in the north east county of Moray, otherwise known as malt whisky country (it has the highest concentration of distilleries in the whole of the UK). Stargazers will be walking in the irregular footsteps of whisky lovers who come to visit the Glenlivet distillery (in the…

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