It looks like North Ronaldsay’s application for Dark Sky Status is coming along well, it would be a great thing for the island. Too many places around the country are surrounded with the wrong type of lighting, projecting light up into the sky, making it nearly impossible to see the wonders of the universe around us and what’s worse is most children these days will grow up thinking this is normal.
North Ronaldsay is different, it is one of the few places left in the UK that has virtually no light pollution and you can see the stars, the Milky Way and the Merry Dancers in all their glory with little effort.
Dark Sky Status for the island will preserve the lack of light pollution here, possibly even making North Ron a hub for astronomical observation.
We need all the help we can get to preserve the unique situation this island already has. If you have an interest in astronomy, or if you want to help support the island, please write a letter – it doesn’t have to be long, just a few sentences showing your support for North Ron getting Dark sky Status and post your letters to:
Jim Paterson – Dark Sky Lighting consultant