June through August is considered to be the best time to visit Scotland regarding pleasant weather and numerous festivities such as Highland Games, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The only things that could spoil your summer in Scotland are midges and tourist crowds. Autumn foliage and blooming heather are incredible, but be prepared to pack a ton of layers to keep yourself warm. Dolphin and whale watching is adorable during this period. Cold and gloomy winter comes quickly, and it's a perfect period for skiing or snowboarding. Events like Hogmanay and Burns Night will cheer you up. And don't forget about haggis! From April through May nature awakens which makes hillwalking and admiring bluebell fields an unforgettable experience. Scots celebrate the end of winter with Beltane, a pagan fire festival.