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To ask folk in Scotland what to wear?

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weatherwhirl · 06/09/2022 08:58

Hi, I'm off to Scotland for a week with a pal and would like to know whether to bring shorts and sandals in the hope of warmish weather?

I'm in SE England and here it is chilly at night but surprisingly warm in the day. I'm going to the Aberdeen/ Moray area.

The weather forecast is not great, with rain mostly forecast for the week, but I live in hope!

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Cheapaschips1 · 06/09/2022 09:00

Duvet jacket and waterproof is essential packing for holidays in Scotland at all times of year.

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BuenoSucia · 06/09/2022 09:01

Tartan and an orange wig, it’s what we all wear.

you’d be “ambitious” to arrive in the granite city in shorts - however it’s taps aff at 12 degrees there so…

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ICouldHaveCheckedFirst · 06/09/2022 09:02

Bring everything from sunglasses and shorts to flippers and a winter coat.
The forecast for my part of Scotland does a u-turn every few hours. Went to bed expecting rain all day with thunder later. Woke up to sunshine. Rain due late afternoon apparently.

Aberdeen & Moray is lovely, and is generally drier than where I am. Enjoy.

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Wbeezer · 06/09/2022 09:04

It seems to be a bit dreary and wet in the morning then really quite warm and sunny in the afternoon atm. I'm in jeans, t shirt and cardigan these days with the cardigan coming off when physically active (don't I sound exciting).

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FlamingGoat · 06/09/2022 09:05

Four season's in one day is the norm so pack a selection of clothes.
Yesterday in Aberdeen it flooded then sunshine 🤷‍♀️

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goody2shooz · 06/09/2022 09:05

Shorts, sandals, AND cosy jumper and waterproof coat/jacket! As a cauld tattie from Scotland I’d say bring more warm clothes than summer wear. Layers are your friend here!

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Onlyforcake · 06/09/2022 09:05

In August I was in shorts and t shirt there. But I'd packed for rain anyway. Layers are your friend.

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Username917778 · 06/09/2022 09:07

You want layers so you can build/remove them as the weather changes, which it will. Shorts and sandals might be a little ambitious in my opinion.

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florafoxtrot · 06/09/2022 09:07

Think you'd be a bit chilly in shorts to be honest, the weather has definitely turned a bit here in the last few days and I've cracked out my boots!

Very foggy today but assuming that is just creating the foreboding atmosphere for Liz and Boris rocking up to see the Queen.

Sure you'll have a great time though, still plenty to see and do despite questionable weather.

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KimmySchmitt · 06/09/2022 09:10

Hahahaha. It's was barely sandals weather this summer even in July. No, I would bring trainers and maybe ankle boots in case of rain. I tend to be wearing a dress, tights and DMs or jeans, trainers and a top, all with a light waterproof just in case, but I do feel the cold and I'm in the west so it tends to be wetter.

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emmathedilemma · 06/09/2022 09:11

layers!
I'm in/around Edinburgh and I wore shorts all weekend. It was still low 20's yesterday and very warm and muggy. I haven't worn a coat other than occasionally a waterproof for longer than I can remember!
Surely you just wear whatever you'd wear at home when its a few degrees cooler than it is now??

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Stillfunny · 06/09/2022 09:13

Tartan and an orange wig 😂🤣🤣🤣

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CapMarvel · 06/09/2022 09:13

I've lived in the NE of scotland for 30 years and think I've worn shorts about 3 times.

It's so rarely that hot, especially in september, that you aren't reasonably comfortable in jeans.

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TrashyPanda · 06/09/2022 09:13

emmathedilemma · 06/09/2022 09:11

layers!
I'm in/around Edinburgh and I wore shorts all weekend. It was still low 20's yesterday and very warm and muggy. I haven't worn a coat other than occasionally a waterproof for longer than I can remember!
Surely you just wear whatever you'd wear at home when its a few degrees cooler than it is now??

Yup, layers. And a waterproof.

was out in Edinburgh last night, and it was really close.

we were out in just T-shirts at 10pm. We had hoodies with us, but no needs for them.

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Pasadenadreaming · 06/09/2022 09:16

Definitely layers. I'm in leggings/dress most days right now with trainers, cardi, coat/waterproof as required. Yesterday the weather was dreadful - torrential rain - when I woke up and then felt really warm and was a gorgeous sunny afternoon so be prepared for all eventualities. I'm in the east and we've had a hotter summer than usual but it is definitely very changeable.

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bellac11 · 06/09/2022 09:18

We're near Edinburgh currently and Ive been burnt on my face Sunday and yesterday, absolutely baking. Today it says thunder which would be brilliant but who knows

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ChaToilLeam · 06/09/2022 09:27

Bring everything, the weather is incredibly changeable. But most of all, bringe midge repellent if you plan to be in the countryside at all.

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weatherwhirl · 06/09/2022 09:32

BuenoSucia · 06/09/2022 09:01

Tartan and an orange wig, it’s what we all wear.

you’d be “ambitious” to arrive in the granite city in shorts - however it’s taps aff at 12 degrees there so…

I love it! I needed a laugh.. thanks @BuenoSucia 😂
Do you think this one, pictured, would work? Only a fiver on Amazon and the hat and extra hair would keep me nice and warm on chilly nights.

Layers and waterproofs it is. I may squish in a pair of shorts if I have any room left in my luggage, just in case. Thanks all! Flowers

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Teacupsandtoast · 06/09/2022 09:33

I'm in that area. 17 degrees today - mild enough for a tshirt/jeans - definitely bring layers and a waterproof, but you may well be pleasantly surprised with the weather! Where are you planning on visiting/walking?

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weatherwhirl · 06/09/2022 09:34

@ChaToilLeam - are the midges still out?

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IceCreamSurprise · 06/09/2022 09:35

It depends on how tough you are! I'm not in Scotland but in Newcastle and there were people on the beach at the coast yesterday in swimming costumes, sitting on picnic rugs and building sandcastles, also swimming in the sea. It was freezing!

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weatherwhirl · 06/09/2022 09:38

@Teacupsandtoast - Hi, we will be in the Aberdeen and Keith areas. Can you suggest nice places to visit? I like history and architecture, markets, nice shops etc, charity shops too, and nature. I would love to see this place pictured, but we are without car unfortunately.

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tune · 06/09/2022 09:40

Go to the mackies ice cream shop in aberdeen and post pictures so I can live my life through you please 😂

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emmathedilemma · 06/09/2022 09:45

Is that Dunnottar castle? If so, you can take the train to Stonehaven and walk there.

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DowningStreetParty · 06/09/2022 09:48

Is this you Carrie?

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