Why does Scotland get so foggy

Scottish weather & travel time

Scottish travel times

Every season of the year has its charms in Scotland. In general, the holiday season in Scotland starts at Easter and ends in October. The high season is mainly in July and September, but the months of May, June and October are also becoming more and more popular and frequented. Since tourism in Scotland has increased significantly in recent years, careful and early vacation planning is now essential for the summer months.

The Easter time in Scotland is quite attractive. Spring has already arrived at the beginning of April: The temperatures are mild and pleasant and the sun often shines continuously for weeks. The gorse blooms in bright yellow colors everywhere and freshly born lambs graze in the pastures.

in the May and June the rhododendrons in Scotland bloom in every imaginable color. The days are long, the temperatures are pleasant and the rain is limited. In the short midsummer nights, when it hardly gets really dark, the landscape impressions are fantastic.

in the July and August High season is not only for tourists, but also for the infamous Midges in Scotland. These months are therefore not a good choice for hiking, and statistically it rains the most. For this reason, several art and culture festivals and the famous “Military Tattoo” take place in Edinburgh in August, which are always worth a visit. If you like peace and quiet, you should avoid the high season in Scotland.

Late August and early September the heather blooms purple and purple in the mountains. In September the holiday wave ebbs and the midge season is slowly coming to an end. The weather and lighting are at their best in September.

in the October It gets a bit cooler in Scotland and the days get shorter, but it is still a recommendable month to travel. You won't have to worry about finding accommodation. And the light and the atmosphere when the high fog clears over the valleys in the morning are simply fantastic.

The winter Scotland has its very own atmosphere: the mountain peaks in the Highlands are covered in snow, cities like Edinburgh are becoming a little quieter again and you no longer have to queue for the sights. The days are short, but rarely really cold due to the mild climate in Scotland (the lowest average temperature in January is 2 degrees Celsius).