‘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.