Bring your binoculars! Life in the animal kingdom is at its most restless with creatures from the otter to golden eagle busy raising their young. Most spectacular of all are vast colonies of puffins, guillemots, gannets and other nesting seabirds which congregate on coastal and island cliffs - an essential sight for birdwatchers in the summer.
Embrace the outdoors
In midsummer it barely gets dark save for a few hours of semi-darkness between sunset and sunrise, which means one thing - you can fit more into the day! Make the most of all those extra hours of daylight to really explore the countryside on foot or bike, or hop into the car and follow a breathtaking driving route.
Or why not try some of our outdoor activities in the warm summer sunshine? Hiking, mountain biking, kite-surfing and canyoning are just some of the many exhilarating things you can have a go at!
Experience unmissable events
Prepare to be spoiled for choice when it comes to seriously Scottish events. May signals the start of the Highland games continuing until September. From small village events to the world-renowned Braemar Gathering, the games are a Scottish spectacle unlike any other.
The UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament will arrive in Glasgow at Hampden Park for three group matches and a round of 16 match throughout June. June also brings the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William, followed by the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open in July.
August sees Edinburgh transformed into the world's summer arts capital. Choose from more than 3,000 shows staged over 300 venues at seven incredible festivals including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.