When to Go

High Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Accommodation prices 10% to 20% higher (book ahead if possible).
  • Warmest time of year, but often wet.
  • Midges at their worst in Highlands and islands.

Shoulder (May, Jun & Sep)

  • Wildflowers and rhododendrons bloom in May and June.
  • Statistically, the best chance of dry weather, minus midges.
  • June evenings have daylight till 11pm.

Low Season (Oct–Apr)

  • Rural attract­ions and accommodation often closed.
  • Snow on the hills November to March.
  • Gets dark at 4pm in December.
  • Can be very cold and wet from November to March.