Spring is a great season to explore the woodlands of Scotland when bluebells carpet the forest floor and daffodils brighten the roadside verges. Spring also sees the return of many bird species from their wintering colonies, such as puffins, gannets and ospreys.
Summer is one of the best times to go walking as Scotland's northerly position gives it long summer days allowing you to really make the most of your day. In June you will often find the sun doesn't set until long after 10pm, meaning you can easily undertake evening walks. This is when the light is at its best and, of course, there are also those famous west coast sunsets to look out for!
In autumn the countryside takes on a very different look - warm colours emblazon the countryside in a blanket of golds, ochres, reds, and bronze. Low-lying mists and the smell of fungi add to the autumnal atmosphere, while wild geese flying overhead herald the first frosts. Why not time your visit to see what some believe, is Scotland at its best?
Nothing beats the view of a clear sunny winter’s day in Scotland when snow crowns the mountain tops and you may even be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on a long winter’s night. Late winter sees the arrival of the first snowdrops, these pretty flowers are a reminder that spring is on its way.