Although the weather in Scotland can become glorious as early as the end of April, summer does not really kick-off till June when the weather is consistently mild for the next four months.
We’d be lying if we said that Scottish summers are all warmth and sunshine, they’re not. But they’re also not wet and cold like people think.
You might be surprised to learn there is an average temperature of 19 °C over the summer period.
It’s the changeability of Scottish weather that has given the Scottish summer a bad rep. There is a reason why we have a saying here that goes, “Don’t like the weather? Wait 5 minutes.” A day out in the hills can be fascinating. It can feature cloud cover, wind and rain. But in equal measure you can have high temperatures and bright sunshine. It’s actually pretty awesome to experience. The change in weather, light and the drama the dark clouds bring can really transform the landscape multiple times a day. It’s one of the things that surprise and delight our adventurers every year.
To give you an idea of what Scotland is like in the summer, we’ve gathered some stunning pictures for every summer month from this year’s trips.