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First time to Scotland - Weather and driving question
I am traveling to Scotland at the end of October through the middle of November. My friend and I are flying into Edinburgh on the 26th and plan on renting a car and driving immediately north to Wick so that we can catch the Pentland Ferry to Orkney the next day. We plan on being on the road by noon and I am wondering realistically how long (in terms of hours) the drive is? Also, I am trying to be prepared for weather. I live in California where it rarely falls below 7 Celsius in the coldest of winter so I am curious how cold and wet it might be? Any information and advice will be greatly appreciated. I am counting down the days until I get there.