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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Apology accepted. I think we posted simultaneously. I was most concerned with rain, so you answered my question. Thank you.
Old May 21st, 2007, 04:20 PM
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We took a family (12) trip in 1999 August. Weather was perfect-unusually warm-no rain. I was concerned about crowds, but did not experience any - Highlands were pretty deserted save for Inverness. The best part about going in August is the International Arts Festival in Edinburgh-the Military Tattoo is a thrill beyond compare. When you are in the Highlands stop at an information booth to find a farm that has sheep dogs demo- that was really interesting. Also,the locks in Fort William was a good place to stop for a pub lunch.So many fond memories-we are planning another trip next summer!
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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:19 PM
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grammy3, our first trip to Scotland was in August of 1999 also! The weather was amazing, warm and sunny. We've been back three more times, all in August, and have had fairly good weather each time. We were there in 2003 just after the huge heat wave. It was still quite warm, but not like it was before we arrived.

I will say that I've always gotten use out of my fleece jacket in Scotland in August, so I'd imagine it would be fairly chilly in October - or in March (and the average temperature info backs this up).
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:18 PM
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My first trip to Scotland was in the month of June. I am a frequent traveler to Ireland so I have learned the importance of layering. What I failed to accomplish is double checking my sons after they packed. Our two weeks in Scotland was somewhere between cold and freezing, and, other than a few sun filled mornings, wet. Far from diminishing our experiences, after I found jackets for my sons, the weather enhanced it. Of course, we came looking for the cooler weather and dampness. It might sound crazy, but we are from Arizona where it is currently approaching 99 degrees Farenheit today. My only disappointment was in not being able to explore Skye, as that is where my Gran was born, due to severe rain and winds.

No matter the weather or the time you travel over, make the most of your adventure and have a wonderful trip!

Slan Beo,

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:41 PM
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I've been in mid-late October- some sunny days, some rainy days-- it was about 50/50. Temps were consistently in the mid to upper 50s farenheit-- chillier up in Dornoch. The guys with us played several rounds of golf with no problem. I thought it was just fine, and the leaves were in their full glory in the Highlands. Beautiful. Prices will be slightly lower from mid-Ocitober on as well.
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