23 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Spring


Scotland sparkles in the spring. A spellbinding maze of vivid colors caress the sun-drenched landscapes, dewy rain droplets decorate trees like lavish necklaces and carpets of flowers fill every corner. The only way to comprehend this overwhelming beauty is to witness it in person. For a dose of dreamy thoughts, explore our top reasons to visit during this stunning season.

Because the last of the spring snow, as it frosts the Munros, looks so wonderful you can almost taste it.

It’s as good a time as any to belt out ‘The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond’ at the top of your lungs.

Smiling daffodils pop up left, right and center, punctuating the sun-kissed landscapes.

Meanwhile, the spring crocuses aligning city walkways are also a vision.

Skye looks simply sublime in the spring sunshine.

Speaking of sunshine — the way the light dances in and out of the Glasgow University cloisters is a snapshot straight from the wildest of imagination.

Awash with fields of flowers, the Trossachs National Park transforms into a mesmerizing carpet of colors #swoon

While tugging on those heartstrings, signs of new life appear a-plenty.

And old life…

You may even see a dolphin 😍

The dewy droplets look like diamonds on the trees.

Those lighter nights and brighter mornings are perfect for magical Munro-bagging expeditions in the Highlands.

It’s a beautiful time of year for bird-watching activities.

May marks the start of Highland Games season and nothing is more fascinating than watching someone in a kilt lug a giant tree!

Even if the temperature is cold, there’s no denying the magical allure of the silver-white sands adorning the beaches.

Spring is a great time for impromptu weekend getaways and exploring the historic sites on the Scottish isles. The Callanish Stones on Lewis are just one shining example.

Scotland’s ancient castles look particularly stunning under clear blue skies.

Because with April comes the epic Edinburgh International Science Festival. Did you know that one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world, the NASA Valkyrie, was designed by scientists in Edinburgh?

Layers upon layers of cheery sunshine-yellow gorse sweep across Edinburgh’s own Arthur’s Seat.

The vast array of farmers’ markets are inundated with the freshest seasonal produce straight from Scotland’s natural larder = #foodie #paradise

While on the subject, spring means that top restaurants like Cail Bruich in Glasgow embark on urban foraging missions to create the most innovative of dishes.

Smooth and sweet, May just so happens to be World Whisky Month. And hey, a dram a day in Scotland keeps the doctor away!

Nowhere else in the world will you witness such an entrancing spring sunset…Oh Scotland ❤️

By: Tori Chalmers

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