The best time to visit Scotland is during Summer (June to August). The period from June to August is the warmest time of the year in Scotland. The Spring (late March to May) and Fall (September and October) seasons are also a beautiful time to travel to Scotland.
The clear skies and extended hours of daylight are ideal for sightseeing and other tourist activities. However, there is no significant difference in the weather conditions of Spring and Summer. Spring, in particular, is a splendid time to visit the Highlands. However, travellers planning to visit the Highland regions between May and September are advised to find out in advance about the intensity of Midges in their areas of the visit. Autumn is a relatively popular season for travel owing to the Highland Games.
October is also the perfect month to consider if you wish to spot the beautiful autumn foliage. Towards the end of October, lots of public places and sites begin to shut down due to the snowy, winter conditions. The cold conditions continue until the end of February and make this period a little tricky to travel in. The public places and businesses become completely operational towards mid-March.
The first half of November, in particular, is a splendid time to experience Scotland's beautiful autumn foliage. The weather conditions are incredibly pleasant during these months. Mid-October onwards, lots of public places and sites close due to the snowy, winter conditions. The cold conditions continue until the end of February and make this period a little tricky to travel in.