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June Trip

We are planning our first trip to Scotland from the middle June 2017 to the end of the month.  I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what to expect for weather?  What clothes to bring?  We will be touring most of the country.  Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, St. Andrews and many more Towns through out the upper area of Scotland.  Is there anything else we need to know?  Swimming?  Thank you for all your help.

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  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
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    @kcfaye, as it will be Summer the weather can be lovely. Do not forget your suncream (no joke) it may not be often but when the sun does come out it can be quite dangerous. The typical Scottish weather can change very quickly so bring the appropriate clothing, especially for Skye & Mull.
    What kind of things do you like seeing & doing and maybe we can tell you a little more about where to go and what to avoid.
    Best regards
  • VisitScotlandLyndsayVisitScotlandLyndsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
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    Hi @kcfaye.  Although the temperature will be warmer, the wind can be chilly at times. Capris will be fine, along with a t shirt and perhaps a zipped hoodie, also a light jacket in case of rain (I would wear these during June)  I'm fairly certain it wont be too cold.....although Id be too scared to wear a swim costume. :D I visited the Gairloch in July a couple of years ago and the weather was soo hot, but the only way to enjoy a paddle in the sea without getting too cold was to wear a wet suit!  :D

    Also, for the members of your group who enjoy the Outlander series, VisitScotland .com have a lot of great information about the filming locations and a free Outlander map to download. 

    Have a great time during your visit to Scotland! 


  • kcfayekcfaye Member ✭✭
    Thank-you for your quick reply.  We are just basically traveling the country.  Hoping to see a couple distilleries, the fairy pools, part of our group loves outlanders series.  Not sure what the country offers, not into hiking or biking.  Would love to golf but again not a option this time.  We are actually coming for the McLean Clan reunion on Mull so we are making a vacation out of it.  Anything you think is a must?  avoidance?  hope this helps.  Spending a day in Glasgow and a day in Edinburgh then just touring as we go.  Thanks for any and all help.
  • kcfayekcfaye Member ✭✭
    Also Fishypro, forgot to ask, so should we bring shorts, jeans, capris, swimsuits, been told weather is rather cool and usually jeans and capris (for me) will work.  Opinion please, I know there is no way to actually predict the weather this far out but am at a loss as to what to pack.
  • KrainesKraines Member ✭✭
    Thank you, Horizons! I have the jacket covered!  Do you think we will need boots?  
  • KrainesKraines Member ✭✭
    @Horizons I was thinking that I would need boots to keep my feet dry and warm....
  • KrainesKraines Member ✭✭
    @Julie, I understand the layering part.  I am trying to determine if I need to take rain Boots!  Thanks to everyone.
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  • KrainesKraines Member ✭✭
    @Samantha_Grant, thank you!  Boots will go with me!
  • OwensBubbeOwensBubbe Member
    Thank you for all of the information.  I am packing for our June trip to Scotland.  I never thought of bringing a spare pair of shoes.  I am used to layering so I already had that planned.  Thank  you again.
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