Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
Scotland’s weather is subject to sudden swings and flash rainstorms are frequent. However, providing you are properly equipped, a spot of rain shouldn’t upset your sight-seeing programme too much.
The months of May-June and September-October are the best times to visit Scotland and the islands: the countryside is stunning, rainfall is low and there is no lack of outdoor activities. What’s more, the roads are quieter and the midges (tiny biting flies) are less active.
A large number of festivals take place throughout Scotland in July and August. In winter, you can go skiing in the Grampians and the Highlands; it should however be remembered that at this time of year, many hotels and tourist sites are closed, although the museums and galleries of Edinburgh and Glasgow are all open.
Formalities and useful addresses
Scotland Tourism Board – www.visitscotland.com
Health and safety
Last Monday of May – Spring Bank Holiday
1st Monday in August - Summer Bank Holiday
November 30 - Saint Andrew’s Day
December 25 and 26
Edinburgh International Airport – www.edinburghairport.com