Hey ladies, I am going to be in Dundee, Scotland from Sept-October and I would appreciate any help with my packing list. I will also be travelling around Scotland, England, and (hopefully) Ireland. TIA!
Lilli I went to Scotland last Summer (end of August) and it was glorious sunshine on the Caledonian canal for the first 3 days then cold, bitter, windy and rainy for the next 3. My recommendation would be layering - that way you will be ready for everything. Take a warm but lightweight fleece and a lightweight waterproof jacket (if it's warm and rainy you can wear the waterproof, if it's cold and rainy wear both). Don't forget your socks, but I'd do as Shetlandlass advises and skip the wellies in favour of leather boots.
Scotland is renouned for the every weather in an hour [I've seen it actually snow in June...though that was a LONG time ago!]. Agree with the other ladies on here - layering is your best bet. T-shirt with a sweater / cardigan or fleece and a waterproof jacket. Sneakers are OK if you don't plan to do any serious walking / mountaineering etc. A lot of lassies wear UGGS as Autumn comes in so reckon they will still be big over here and they'll keep your feet warm [though not dry if it's really wet!]. A paid of leather shoes / ankle boots would also be fine.
I'm in Fife which is just "down the road" from Dundee. Best shopping is over in Glasgow BTW.
Scotland weather is really a toss up, I went in summer and it was around 65 degrees most days but it would rain every night at 9 on the dot lol. We lucked out and only had rain during the day like twice
I don't live there but we visited for 2 weeks several years ago. A woman helping us in the airport said the day before they had all 4 seasons in Glasgow!
The geography changes so much depending on where you are--it can be warm and sunny or feel like winter, wet and cold. We were all over and loved every bit of the country. The people are fantastic and it's beautiful and historic.
Think layers! I was in Scotland in late Sept/early Oct last year and I packed pants, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, a light sweater, a fleece jacket, and a rain jacket. Oh and a scarf. Sometimes I had all of my layers on and sometimes I was in a t-shirt and pants.
I would not wear wellies - not versatile enough and they'll get really hot if it happens to be warm at all. But definitely bring a waterproof shell. I would not travel to Scotland without one. I personally would not wear jeans. They take forever to dry if they get wet, which is definitely a possibility, and I hate wet jeans.