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Is bad weather that could happen to you on a holiday? Rain is almost inevitable on a trip to Scotland - so better take note my tested coping strategies!

‘How can you cycle in that heat?’, my neighbour asked two days ago, when the temperature in Glasgow stood at 22 Celsius and the sun was blazing down, taking the felt temperature up a few more notches. It was a serious questions – that day was an exception, even in the Scottish summer which had only just started. Scotland does not necessarily have the best reputation when it comes to the weather and on the west coast in particular several completely dry days in a row are like Christmas and birthday together.

When you plan a trip to Scotland one of the things I can almost guarantee is that it will rain at some point. That doesn’t mean it is going to pour down every day, all day throughout your entire holiday – but a shower here and there is very likely. Now, don’t despair – there are a few coping methods to deal with the Scottish weather and if you follow them as good as you can, you will find that it is not so bad after all.
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How to Plan your Trip to Scotland | WatchMeSee.com

On the map Scotland looks like a tiny country, and indeed it measures less than 80,000km2 and is just short of 5.5 million people. The thing with small, but mountainous countries like Scotland is though, that every valley and every peak, every lake and every island, every city and every castle is worth a stop. How on Earth do you fit all of this in one epic trip? Before I go into more detail with itineraries and best of-lists (no, worries – they will come at a later point), let me run you through the basics of how to plan a trip to Scotland in the first place.

I will give you advice on how to get around, how much time you should plan for your trip and how to find and choose the things you want to do and see.

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