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weather in late March

What to wear??  I'm so excited to be coming to Scotland...and need to pack appropriately.  Thanks.


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @AnnaNana, the weather in Scotland can be very unpredictable. The good news is is that bad weather doesn't seem to hang around for long. The old saying of "if you don't like the weather in Scotland, then just wait 10 minutes" is probably as true as it gets. On a serious note your choice of clothing may vary depending on what you have planned to do in Scotland. You may find that an extra thin layer or layers is the best way to go. I always add that the Scots are not really bothered by how you look rather than how you act. In other words you don't need to bring catwalk clothing. Scotland is a very down to Earth kind of place. I hope this helps.
    Best regards
  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    @fishypro has covered Scotland's attitude to the weather very well. I should add that a rain jacket with a hood is my weapon of choice against the weather, umbrellas are useless in the wind. Apart from that, the temperatures should be between 5-15C. I fervently hope you only get sunny weather because Spring in Scotland is the best time to visit in my opinion (so very beautiful).
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  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @AnnaNana, all great points above.

    I would also bring warm jumpers/fleeces too and waterproof walking boots if you plan to do some walking; it is not uncommon (though so far this year has been less wintery) to get snow in March. Yes, this depends on where you are in Scotland, but it is always good to be prepared. Have a wonderful trip!  :)
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  • FofomaFofoma Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @AnnaNana Layers is definitely the way to go. The weather can change in an instant - yesterday was one of those days here...sunny one minute and raining cats and dogs the next in fact at one point it was sunny and raining at the same time!! If you can keep your head, feet and fingers cosy that is the main thing if any of those extremities are cold then I think everywhere feels cold!! 
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