September is often cited as one of the best times to visit Scotland. As the bright excitement of summer begins to soften, the pace of life seems to relax. The cities, villages and landscapes grow quieter as visitors return home and locals settle back into the steady rhythm of school and work. The often balmy weather is perfect for walking, cycling and spending time outdoors, while the darkening evenings encourage long, seasonally inspired meals, hot chocolate and fiery whisky.
A wonderful time to explore – visit our Autumn in Scotland page where you can find FAQa about the weather, the woodlands and the wildlife, alongside some of our favourite autumnal photography.