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. There is also a chance of snow at this time of year. On average, there are highs of 6°C (42°F) and lows of 0°C (32°F).
And as we all know we cannot argue with Google, so yes whilst it’s Valentines 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 examples:
February in Scotland for Salmon Fishing
However, if you are a fisherman then February is the month to visit as February is the start of the Season with the 1st of February bringing in the official opening of the season and blessing of the River. In true traditional fashion, this will include the playing of 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.
Valentines 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 walks on sandy beaches we are the perfect place for you.
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 in some of the events. 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 are planning on visiting 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 on in real life with no zoom links involved tickets are already on sale for this August event. Take my advice and plan ahead, making the most of your holiday in Scotland.
So whilst some of us here in Scotland are experiencing the cold weather with maybe some snow however don’t forget we are still in residence to help with reservations and planning so you get the most out of your stay. There are some wonderful events happening throughout the year and with everything opening up just a little bit more it will be wonderful to see guests out there enjoying some of these events.
It is fun to see reservations coming in with a mix of new and returning guests already booking. Likewise, it is fascinating to find out people’s reasons for coming to stay in Scotland. Wishing you a fun February and please do contact us if you need any more information.