ABOUT US We are a group of amateur stargazers based on the west coast of Kintyre. We are organising stargazing events throughout the winter months. The aim of these events are for them to be fun, informal, educational and for all ages. West Kintyre Stargazers are a not for profit community group focused on promoting the natural resources of Kintyre and developing an interest in the sciences.
The skies on the west coast of Kintyre attained Dark Sky Discovery Site status Milky Way class in 2012. This was the first DSDS accolade in Argyll in recognition of the clarity of the night sky. We hold monthly meeting throughout the winter at The Putechan which gives us the flexibility of holding indoor presentations, talks, outdoor events and sky observation.
We see this as a great opportunity for our local communities, and has put Kintyre on the Dark Skies Map.