If you google February in Scotland, you will get the following information! It’s winter in February in Scotland, so expect cold weather, wind and rain. It gets particularly wet on the west coast. Ask does it snow in Scotland in February. Then the answer is likely to be yes but more so on the high peaks. On average, there are highs of 6°C (42°F) and lows of 0°C (32°F).
Indeed if you want to find out more about travel to Scotland in February, you can check out the Snow Gate webcams here to give you an idea of how much snow is in the Cairngorms, remembering if the Snow Gates are closed; that means the road is closed.
And as we all know, we cannot argue with Google, so yes, whilst it’s Valentine’s Day, and yes, it is that time when you start to notice that it is now light until 5 pm, so you get the feeling that Spring is on the way, but yes you can expect cold weather with or without snow.
However, if you are planning to holiday in Scotland, this is a great time to be planning and thinking about when you might travel to Scotland and what to do in Scotland. The following are some great examples:
February in Scotland for Salmon Fishing
If you are a fisherman, February is the month to visit. February is the start of the Season, with the 1st of February bringing in the official opening and blessing of the River. In true traditional fashion, this will include playing the pipes and the traditional blessing with a silver quaich of Single Malt whisky.
Here at Blervie, we are lucky to be close to the Rivers Findhorn and Spey, with many excellent local Estates offering superb fishing.
Valentine’s Day in Scotland
And, of course, no February is complete without mentioning Valentine’s Day. So if your idea of Valentine’s Day is roaring log fires with long romantic walks on sandy beaches, visiting Scotland in February is perfect.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Many of our guests will be keeping an eye on the release of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets. This is a 6-day event in May offering 500+ whisky-inspired events with visitors from more than 54 countries. Even if you are not a committed whisky lover, you cannot help but get involved occasionally. I always enjoy the Food tasting events!
Planning your holiday in Scotland
The Queens Estate at Balmoral, in common with the rest of the country, is looking forward to celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The Estate has many unique events and High Teas planned. For many of us, this is a unique opportunity for a Royal celebration. Balmoral is just a 90-minute drive from us and is a lovely way to spend the day, so if you plan to visit Balmoral in Scotland, check out their details. I might see you there for tea.
The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo is another don’t miss event – at long last in real life with no zoom links involved; tickets are already on sale for this August event. Please take my advice and plan to make the most of your holiday in Scotland.
So whilst some of us here in Scotland are experiencing the cold weather with some snow, don’t forget we are still in residence to help with reservations and planning, g, so you get the most out of your stay. Some fantastic events are happening throughout the year, and with everything opening up just a bit more, it will be wonderful to see guests enjoying some of these events.
It is fun to see reservations with a mix of new and returning guests already booked. Likewise, it is fascinating to find people’s reasons for staying in Scotland. Wishing you a fun February; please contact us if you need more information.