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Gorgeous time-lapse footage of the Northern Lights

"There is nothing like looking out at a starlit sky and seeing it come to life with the magic of the Aurora Borealis."

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By Jamie Smith via SWNS

These stunning videos show eyewitness accounts of the spectacular Northern Lights that were visible in Northern Scotland.

Britons were left astounded on Wednesday night as the Northern Lights put on a mesmerizing display.

A time-lapse of the amazing natural light show was captured in North Uist, Scotland.

Alasdair O'Dell, a Ph.D. student at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, also captured some dramatic footage of the dancing lights in Connel, Scotland.

The amateur photographer and nature lover described the process of encapsulating the Aurora Borealis:

"There's always a combination of excitement and a mad dash to get my camera equipment. I will always try and chase it - if the sky is clear and I get an alert, I will be there with my camera.

"Once I'm outside and have my camera set up, I sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most spectacular phenomena on Earth.

"I feel so lucky to be able to able to witness it so close to home. The ability to capture and share the experience is a huge privilege that I'm extremely happy to have and I feel honored to do so!"

He laughed: "The end result is usually worth being cold and hopping around in the dark for a couple of hours."

Additional footage from Kevin Harrison, a 43-year-old Arts Charity Director and Smallholder, shows the Northern Lights in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The main hill seen in the video is Ben Ledi, a key destination in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Kevin described witnessing the phenomenon:

"There is nothing like looking out at a starlit sky and seeing it come to life with the magic of the Aurora Borealis - the skies were alight with waves of dancing green and a haze of red casting over the silhouettes of trees and mountains."

"It's a breath-taking and mesmerizing view, we were able to sit in bed, warm and cosy, and enjoy the biggest fireworks display in the galaxy! We often have to pinch ourselves living in this beautiful area."

"Despite the cold, quiet and darker hours, Scotland comes with unmistakable beauty. It's incredible nights like these that remind us why we stopped being tourists and created a life for ourselves in this perfect spot on the edge of the Highlands."

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