March is usually the time of year wintery Scotland wakes up from an imposed snowy hibernation but March 2021 in Scotland might be a little different. For well deserved reasons Scotland is one of the most visited destinations in the World but most visitors plan their visit to coincide with the best weather during Easter and the end of October.
Therefore in a normal March Blervie House and most hospitality businesses are updating themselves and generally preparing to meet new guests. This March who knows what any of us can plan. We can hope for a drop in Covid 19 infections and an increase in vaccinations. We can all look forward to the Summer weather and the probable release of lockdown restrictions. We can revisit our Safety and Assurance schemes such as Good To Go to give visitors peace of mind that everyone’s safety is taken care of.
March 2021 in Scotland will be a planning and preparation month for us here.
Preparing new Woodland walks in the grounds for guests to enjoy, updating the walks around the Loch. Making sure we have everything in stock for guests use. And keeping up to date with the which attractions are open and when.
So if you were able to travel what you would you plan to do. Well the outdoors is always open so plan to do some wonderful hiking. Likewise plan some beach walks, Scotland’s beaches are stunning and we have such a wonderful coastline. Find a Castle on the Coastline to explore.
Make a list of some hills you would like to climb. Maybe a Munro if you are an experienced climber or perhaps a Corbett or a Graham if lesser experience. Bear in mind you can still find snow on the Mountains in June so making a list in March to put into action in June is a very valid option! At least it makes Social Distancing easy.
If you are not into Munro bagging it doesn’t matter. Plan a day’s fishing in one of our stunning Rivers. It is so nice just to have time to sit and absorb Scotland’s scenery and sounds. The call of a Buzzard or the loud voices of the Seagulls as they fly inland. Sit outside in the evening at any time of the year and listen to the owls.
With our lack of light pollution you might be lucky enough to catch sight of an Aurora. December to February being the darkest times of the year in Scotland are normally the best months but it is not uncommon to see Auroras dancing over the Moray coastline.
Either way the dark skies in this part of World make star spotting fun and it is always good to identify the International Space Station passing over head.
However March is definitely low season so many Visitor Attractions are closed. The scenery is not closed and you will have less traffic on the roads than in the Summer even allowing for some sheep or cattle.
Mothering Sunday is mid-March and always makes me think Spring is on it’s way. There is something special about seeing the snowdrops appearing plus looking at the new leaves coming through on the trees along with increasing daylight hours. Our northerly setting brings Spring in a little later than perhaps the South of the UK but it is always when it arrives.
So you are probably reading this not planning to visit in March 2021 in Scotland but more likely like ourselves you will making plans and lists as to where you could go and what you would like to see and why not. There is so much to see and experience.
One thing we all learnt last year and consequently made considerable changes to were our booking terms. As a result you can cancel free of charge up to 48 hours prior to arrival and if it is Covid 19 related there is no cancellation charge.
That means if your plans change and we know that sometime they have to you can be reassured that you have a room reserved during Scotland’s busy season but you have complete reassurance and flexibilty.