Scotland Travel Tips – Packing for the Weather

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As a strategy consultant for Aon, PLC, Alexander (Alex) Mosnick has overseen multiple projects for several prominent clients. Outside of his work, Alex Mosnick enjoys traveling and has visited the country of Scotland.

Scottish weather is unpredictable, making it difficult to anticipate what you will need to pack for a trip. While your morning may start sunny and warm, by midday you could be battling strong wind and heavy rain.

The best way to prepare for Scotland’s unpredictable weather is to plan your wardrobe with layering in mind. With layers, you can add or remove clothing as needed.

Since days often turn wet in Scotland, pack a waterproof jacket with a hood for your top layer. A windproof umbrella is a good idea since the rain is often accompanied by winds too strong for a regular umbrella.

Water-resistant or quick-drying pants and an extra pair of socks will also help keep you comfortable and warm when bad weather strikes. You might also want to consider a waterproof backpack to store your layers so they will always be at hand when needed.