This is a fairly common question. "I am thinking of June or August?" or "Is May better than September?" I always worry that weather seems to get the most consideration. Yet in my many trips to Scotland I have gotten a sun burn in September and been totally frozen in July. And I'll always remember my mom's comments about being glad she had. her lined jeans from Beans when they traveled to Orkney in May one year. Sam Heughan in Clan Lands commented that you could see four seasons in Scotland in one day. I think he's right! So, are there other factors to consider? Ones over which we have more control! What should you ask yourself when planning a trip?
Here's one from me, do you want to see the heather in bloom and the purple hills?
What else should be on the list? Maybe it's a very short list and really has more to do with your own schedule.