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Northern Lights hit Scotland

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Northern Lights Scotland - Humbie East Lothian. Taken by Jim Hunter

So you’re planning a winter break to see the Northern Lights. Which country would be on the top of your list? Norway? Iceland? This year you won’t have to wait that long or even travel that far, with reports coming through in the past few days that people have been seeing the natural phenomenon all throughout Scotland!

The magnificent Northern Lights (commonly referred to as Aurora Borealis) created a dazzling display over the evening skies in places such as Fife, East Lothian, Skye and as reported by the Scottish Daily Record in Glasgow.

See the amazing photos that people from all around Scotland have submitted of their Northern Lights sightings over at the BBC website. Alternatively, why not check out our Northern Lights in Scotland page to find out more information on the Northern Lights and where you will be likely to see it in Soctland.

Image credit: ‘Aurora Borealis Early Morning‘ on Tuesday 9th October 2012. Taken by Jim Hunter in Humbie, East Lothian.


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James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

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