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Watching the ‘Mirrie Dancers’

 

Scotland shares latitudes with Northern Light-watching hotspots in Norway and Alaska, so your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis – or the ‘Mirrie Dancers’ as they’re known locally – here are already good. Up your chances further and stay awake until the small hours on clear autumn and winter nights, and head to the Western Isles where places such as the white-sand beaches of Harris and North Uist’s distinctive ‘drowned landscape’ of peat bogs and lochans really sing when the Northern Lights dance in the skies above. Wilderness Scotland’s Winter Walking trips include Northern Light-spotting opportunities. 

 

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