The dark nights of the winter months are the best time to catch a glimpse of this mesmerising display. As a good start, the best locations for seeing the spectacular light show tend to be those that are as northern and as elevated as possible. But more central locations and even towns have caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights in recent years. If you're keen to find out more, this map produced by Aurora Watch shows where you can find the best vantage points.
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are an elusive phenomenon, but can be seen in Scotland if you know where to look.
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