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Dark Sky Tourism

16th November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



Illuminate your business with the Dark Sky Webinar – a celestial opportunity for businesses to tap into the potential of the night sky! (especially in the Borders)


🚀 Unleash Business Potential Under the Stars. Join us as we showcase the growing momentum of the Galloway Dark Sky park and how we can ALL benefit from being beneath the same stars. Open to ALL businesses across the South of Scotland. 🌌 – Marie McNulty from the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere on how they have fostered dark sky development and product development as well as the new Dark Sky Network across the South of Scotland.


🔍 Tap into SSDA’s seasonality campaign: ✨ Discover how embracing the dark sky philosophy can spark innovation within your business. Draw inspiration from other businesses to develop your offering. – Gowan Miller, SSDA.


💡 Sustainable Solutions: Learn how adopting dark sky practices aligning with sustainability goals. Discover eco-friendly lighting solutions that not only save energy but also contribute to your corporate responsibility initiatives. – Jim Patterson, a Fellow of the Institution of Lighting Professionals and the driving force behind Moffat becoming Europe’s first Dark Sky Town.


📈 Astronomical ROI: Explore the economic benefits of dark sky-friendly practices. From enhancing customer experiences to attracting environmentally-conscious consumers, the dark sky approach can lead to a stellar return on investment. – Elizabeth Kelly from the award-winning and National Thistle awards finalist,  Airhouses, Lauder.


🌌 Why Your Business Should Attend:

  • Future-Forward Thinking: Position your business in SSDA’s seasonality campaigns by incorporating dark sky principles into your business strategy.
  • Green Credentials: Showcase your commitment to sustainability, elevating your business offering to visitors.
  • Uncover Hidden Markets: Tap into niche markets by aligning your business with the growing dark sky movement in the South of Scotland.


Don’t let your business be overshadowed. The night sky is full of possibilities, join SSDA in showcasing all the region has to offer all year round! 🚀🌟


16th November 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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