I looked to see if these questions had been answered recently and didn't find any related discussion. Apologies if I missed it!
My family - myself, husband and two adult sons - are looking at spending Christmas in Scotland at the end of this year. We would arrive mid-December and leave before the new year. One of the reasons for this trip is to try to see the Northern Lights (although we understand there are absolutely no guarantees that we will!). We have done no planning so far so I have many questions: Is this an optimum time to see the Lights in Scotland (seems so from what I've read online so far)? What would be the best place to stay in northern Scotland to see the Lights (we'll probably devote a week to this effort)? Has anyone seen the Lights while visiting Scotland? If so, what time of year did you go and where did you stay? Any other advice generally on visiting Scotland during December? (I've been to Scotland twice previously, both times during October...). Thanks in advance for any guidance anyone can provide!