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Scottish Dark Skies Observatory, Dalmellington


A Dark Sky Park possesses exceptional starry night skies and natural nocturnal habitats where light pollution is minimised and natural darkness is valued as an important educational, cultural, scenic, and natural resource.

Following the establishment of Britain's first and the world's eighth Dark Sky Park, in the Galloway Forest, a charity was formed to build the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory on Craigengillan Estate near Dalmellington.

Hope Commercial were delighted when they won the contract to build the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory as the facility is situated in the newly designated UNESCO Biosphere and the landmark project has amazing potential for Ayrshire and for the country as a whole.


"We were very pleased when Hope Homes won the tender to build The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for our Charitable Trust. We were even more pleased when we witnessed the very high standard of workmanship and the solution-based approach of the staff. Despite the challenging hilltop site, the build was completed ahead of schedule.

Hope Homes is a pleasant company to work with and we were able to experience a contract with not a single difference between us.

The Observatory is a landmark project with immense potential for the whole of Scotland. Hope Homes has every reason to be as proud of it as we are."
J Mark Gibson
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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