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black_isles_winter_portrait.jpgBe prepared whatever the season for sudden changes in the weather. The tale of four seasons in one day may be not such an exaggeration depending on where you are!
Generally the east coast is renown for cooler weather than the west, with Argyll, south of the Highlands being blessed with the gulf stream to keep you that little bit warmer; hence the sight of Palm trees in some Oban gardens and even on the sea front of Campbelltown, much further south.
In May you can expect bright blue skies on many occasions reflecting in the water to immitate Mediterraenen seas and this continues throughout the season to early October but don't be surprised for the frequent downpour that keeps Scotland so green and lush. Yes, Scotland does get quite a bit of rain!
Whilst snow is rarely evident in Oban, sheep become undistiguishable from the snow in Braemar when there's a storm brewing and during the winter months most views are enhanced with snow capped mountains that can still stand out radiantly in bright blue skies. Aviemore and the Cairngorms are still the best guaranteed locations for sledging and skiing. (photo - Black Isles/December 2004)

Please note that on every accommodation listing such as Scottish Highlands Hotels or Bed and Breakfast and Activity Listings there is a Weather link with 5 Day Forecast.