The weather figures used in this article are from Met Office Station, Edinburgh, based on data from climate period: 1981 - 2010.
Just remember - we can never really predict the weather in Scotland!
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There might be a cool whisper in the wind, but don't let the chillier climes put you off. Just pack a puffy coat! Start off the new year with a cosy and memorable trip to Scotland and embrace the chance to see the country at one of the quietest times of the year.
There are some great deals to be had on accommodation, not to mention plenty of stunning winter photography opportunities to capture. If you're lucky, you might see some of our cities or mountaintops sparkling with a dusting of snow.
It's the month of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard. We celebrate the writer's zest for life with ceilidhs, haggis and Burns Suppers on 25 January. Up in Shetland, another iconic event Up Helly Aa takes place on the third Tuesday of the month - a Viking-style street party. In Glasgow, Celtic Connections fills the city with folk music, traditional song and hundreds of live music events and gatherings.
Trip Idea: At this time of year, go stargazing across some of the darkest night skies in Europe. As well as glittering constellations, you could catch the Aurora Borealis dancing across the sky. Discover more dark sky experiences in Scotland.
- Monthly Average Maximum Temperature: 4°C/ 40°F
- Days of rainfall: 19
- Sunshine hours: 36