Scotland Travel Info

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April 3, 2012

Food & Drink

Pittenweem Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish produce is world class: excellent grass fed Aberdeen-Angus beef stands comparison with beef anywhere, venison,  lamb, fish and seafood (especially the shellfish in the Northwest and the Islands), cheeses and dairy produce, soft fruits such as raspberries and strawberries…the list goes on.

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March 29, 2012

The Scottish Midge

Culicoides Impunctatus, otherwise known as the Scottish midge, is a force to be reckoned with.  These ferocious wee beasties are tiny and almost invisible to the naked eye at about 1mm in length, but there’s strength in numbers and a swarm of midges is the last thing you want to encounter on your holiday in Scotland!

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March 29, 2012

Sunrise and Sunset Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Scotland summer days are long and in mid-June it doesn’t get fully dark until around 11pm, maybe later in the far north.  Winter days are short. To give you an idea of what to expect here are the average sunrise and sunset times for central Scotland (Glasgow).  Remember this will vary slightly depending on how far north you are: in the Highlands you can expect less daylight hours in the winter and more daylight hours in the summer.

 

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March 29, 2012

The Weather in Scotland

One of the things we are asked about most often is “what will the weather be like?”.  This is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string – the weather here in Scotland is pretty unpredictable!  As I write this (March 2012) it is a glorious spring day; earlier in the week a new record high temperature for the month of March was set (23.6C / 74F in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire), the sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky.  But the forecast for next week is sleet and snow!

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